After 43 Yearz in Solitary, Thiz Man Facez “One of the Most Surreal Trialz of All Time”

All of the witnesses are dead. —By Michael Mechanic Albert Woodfox Amnesty International Imagine spending more than four decades in virtual solitary confinement for a crime you’ve always insisted you didn’t commit—and then, when your freedom is finally at hand, having it snatched away. That’s the blow the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals dealt on […]

A Third Chance for Justice in State Court – The Critical Importance of Setting the Right Evidentiary and Procedural Scene for a Fair Retrial

Though it is an incredibly unusual, and often confusing situation, the legal reality is that Albert is fighting for permanent, unconditional release concurrently on two separate legal tracks – one in federal and the other in state court.  As we all wait to hear whether the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold federal Judge […]

U.S. court weighz release of last ‘Angola 3’ inmate in Louisiana

Lawyers for a prisoner who spent some 40 years in isolation told a federal appeals court on Wednesday he is too sickly to endure a third trial for a prison guard’s 1972 murder and should be released, as a lower court ordered earlier this summer. Albert Woodfox, 68, is the last of three black prisoners […]

Solitary confinement izn’t punishment. It’z torture

It costs more, it hurts prisoners’ mental health, and it disproportionately affects minority populations (Photo: A3 delegation at State Capitol, April 17, 2012.) by Jasmine Heiss Albert Woodfox sits alone in a cell smaller than the average parking space. Unless it is one of the three days that he gets to stretch his legs in the […]

Angola Three’z Robert King lookz back on 30 yearz of solitary confinement

We were caged up,’ says King, who was released in 2001 after a court reversed his conviction, as he closely watches the fate of the last of the three still in prison: Albert Woodfox The ‘Angola Three’: Herman Wallace, Robert King and Albert Woodfox. Photograph: Associated Press in New Orleans Robert King says he […]

Former Politikal Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speakz

We are in a long and protracted Struggle that will not end until we are all free. Sekou Odinga   Free The Land Former prisoner of war and political prisoner Sekou Odinga speaks on his political life, his case, the case of political prisoner Albert Woodfox, and his thoughts on the music of his son […]

Albert Woodfox “They Call Me The Last Man Standing”

Free Them all it iz the Right thing to do.. Politiksl Prisonerz/Prisonerz of War Free Them All (PHOTO: Author with Albert Woodfox from a previous visit) Five years and eleven months ago yesterday, I first laid eyes on Albert Woodfox. He was still in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola then, where he had been […]

Albert Will Remain Behind Barz Pending Appeal –Justice Delayed iz Justice Denied, But Not Forever (A3 Newsletter)

We are sad to report that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox until the State’s appeal is heard (read articles by The Advocate and Washington Post). Though it means some months before Albert will see his long overdue freedom realized, the court […]

Albert Ordered Unconditionally Released and Retrial Banned

It’z not time to relax just yet we still have other long time incarcerated political prisonerz/prisonerz of war to free.  Oh Happy Day!!! We are ecstatic to announce that late this afternoon Judge Brady granted the unicorn of habeas rulings–an “unconditional writ” ordering Albert’s immediate release and barring a retrial. He argues that this extraordinary […]

43 Yearz of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still Isolated

Today marks 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were first placed in solitary confinement for a crime they didn’t commit. We now await a decision from Federal Judge James Brady regarding Albert’s request for bail, expected any week. Featured below are messages from both Albert and Robert King. New artwork by longtime A3 […]