42 Yearz and Still Waiting

  (New A3 poster by artist César Maxit) All eyes are on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as we move into summer. Most urgently of course, we wake up every day hopeful that the court will choose to affirm Judge Brady’s ruling that overturned Albert’s conviction for a third time. Although there is no […]

Albert Woodfox: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

Symbol of grotesque injustice: Albert Woodfox You’re busy and successful, the very embodiment of American culture, or perhaps you’re a single parent struggling to pay the bills and stay one step ahead. You’re up early to exercise or get the kids to school, you work hard all day, often into the night. If only there was […]

Razor Wire, Prison Cellz, and Black Panther Robert H. King’z Life of Resistance –An interview with filmmaker Ron Harpelle

  By Angola 3 News A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana’s infamous Angola State Prison in 2001. Along with Herman […]

Razor Wire, Prison Cellz, and Black Panther Robert H. King’z Life of Resistance

A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana‘s infamous Angola State Prison in 2001. Hard Time was recently shown in Canada at […]

Amerika’z War Against Black Power

    By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/printer_10737.shtml   (FinalCall.com) – Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political prisoners incarcerated because of COINTELPRO, a secret federal law enforcement program that destroyed Black and dissident organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Men and women who sacrificed […]

A3 Newsletter: Teenie Believez Me

Angola 3 Newsletter, March 4, 2014: “This Needs to Stop…” (PHOTO: Teenie Rogers in Amnesty Intl. video) Today, Amnesty International released a new interview with Teenie Rogers, the widow of correctional officer Brent Miller, the man who Albert and Herman were wrongfully convicted of murdering.  Much like her first public statements six years ago, she […]

The Outer Limitz of Solitary Confinement

This public forum, entitled “The Outer Limits of Solitary Confinement,” held at UC Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco on April 6, 2012 was organized by the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3, and co-hosted by the Hastings chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. […]

Solitary confinement: 29 yearz in a box

  By Elizabeth Landau, CNN Robert King stands in a wooden replica of his 6x9x12 cell by artist Jackie Sumell in April 2011.   (CNN) — Robert King still remembers well the dimensions of his cell: 6 x 9 x 12 feet. There was a steel bed and a sink that doubled as a toilet […]

Scientistz call solitary confinement ‘damaging and unnecessary’

By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Chicago Robert King now campaigns against the use of isolation practices “To this day, I find it difficult to associate myself with my surroundings. My terrain, my geography is way off,” says Robert King. “It is off to the point where I get lost even when I am […]

Iz the American Health Profession Ignoring a Human Rightz Issue Hiding in Plain Sight

James Ridgeway, from Solitary Watch, asks are the health needs of American prisoners being neglected. Image credit: Jumilla at Flickr There are 2.3 million people in US prisons in conditions that are often inhumane and at worst life threatening. An estimated 80,000 of US prisoners are locked up in solitary confinement, which means in a […]