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Gravely ill Herman Wallace, of the Angola 3, hoping for compassionate release, w/ lawyer Nick Trenticosta

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Herman Wallace, one of the remaining two imprisoned members of the Angola 3, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Wallace's attorney believes it is time for him to be let out of solitary confinement and more importantly receive a compassionate release. Attorney Nick Trenticosta detailed his client's condition: "He's lost about 55 pounds in four months, and he is being treated completely negligently. I would say he's being killed through intentional neglect." Given his critical diagnosis, his lawyers and organizations like Amnesty International are pushing for a compassionate release. Asked whether he thought there was any chance that Wallace would receive a compassionate release, Trenticosta's response was telling. "I don't think so, and part of the reason is the state of Louisiana in the past six years has spent $6 million dollars in lawyer fees to keep a 71-year-old man in solitary...

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