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General News    H3'ed 2/20/16

Albert Woodfox released from jail after 43 years in solitary confinement

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Political Prisoner Albert Woodfox
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US’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner set free in Louisiana after more than four decades.....held in a 6x9 foot cell for 23 hours a day.

Woodfox was one of three prisoners held in Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison, and who subscribed to the Black Panther movement and campaigned against segregation within the institution in the 1970s. His supporters contend that he was framed for the 1972 killing of a prison guard, as revenge for his political activities.

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