Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 moves prison after 40 years

Yes that’s right, according to a mailout by the Angola 3 campaign, Albert has been moved to another prison after more than 40 years, and for nearly the last 38 years he’s been in solitary confinement.

Just think about the complete inhumanity of that for a momentnearly 38 years in isolation, over 40 years in one prison, and most of that time for a murder he didn’t even commit. The American dream? Land of the free? What a sick joke. Its time to set them all free.

Albert Woodfox’s new address since the start of November is reported to be:
Albert Woodfox
NIA #3-CCR
David Wade Correctional Center
670 Bell Hill Rd.
Homer, LA  71040, USA

L to R: Herman, Robert & Albert some years ago

The Angola 3: Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King were originally sent to prison for non-political crimes. But inspired by the work of the Black Panthers and other black freedom fighters inside and outside prison, they organised to take on the prison system. Then 38 years ago in Louisiana, the 3 young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola. In 1972 and 1973 prison officials charged Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King with murders they did not commit and threw them into 6×9 ft. cells in solitary confinement, for over 38 years. Robert was freed in 2001 (and later spoke in Bristol), but Herman and Albert remain behind bars, even though Albert’s conviction has now been overturned twice! More campaign info.

See alsohistorical info on the Black Panther Party, and a new film about them by PM Press titled ‘The Angola 3 – Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation’.

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