THE TRUE, TRAGIC TALE OF THE ANGOLA THREE

PANTHERS IN THE HOLE: ROBERT KING, ALBERT WOODFOX AND HERMAN WALLACE By Bruno and David Cénou The following is from Panthers in the Hole, by Bruno and David Cénou, a graphic history of the lives of Albert Woodfox, Robert Hillary King, and Herman Wallace, who unjustly spent decades in solitary confinement at Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana. Translated from the […]

Toward An Intellectual History of the Angola 3

Guest Post by Holly Genovese Last weekend, Albert Woodfox walked free after 43 years of incarceration, much of which was spent in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State Penitentiary for the murder of prison guard Brent Miller. Woodfox, alongside Herman Wallace and Robert Hillary King, has long contended that they were unfairly incarcerated because of […]

There Iz an Unbroken Line of Police Violence in the US that Takes Uz All the Way Back to the Dayz of Slavery’

  The Guardian / By Stuart Jeffries A conversation with activist Angela Davis. Photo Credit: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com   ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. […]

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

(PHOTO:  Angela A. Allen-Bell joins Amnesty International in support of the Angola 3 outside of the Louisiana State Capitol on April 17, 2012.) By Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known as Angola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden […]

Angola Three inmate in longest solitary confinement seeking damagez in court

Albert Woodfox, on lockdown in a small cell for 40 years, now seeking legal permission to sue the Louisiana prison service Albert Woodfox (left) and Herman Wallace in Angola prison. (Photograph courtesy of Amnesty USA) Photograph: Amnesty USA       Albert Woodfox, on lockdown in a small cell for 40 years, now seeking legal […]

Honouring Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama

  Honoring Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama This month we were deeply saddened by the passing of 93 year-old Yuri Kochiyama, a longtime supporter of political prisoners and all oppressed communities. Deepa Iyer, writing for the Huffington Post, argued that “Yuri Kochiyama’s life and legacy is a reminder to Asian Americans and to all those who […]

US Congressman Cedric Richmond Introducez Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement

  Below is the full text of a statement published today, May 8 2014m, at Cedric Richmond‘s website. A PDF of the bill itself is included as an attachment. solitaryfinal.pdf download PDF (61.4 KB)   http://richmond.house.gov/press-release/rep-richmond-introduces-bill-reform-solitary-confinement Rep. Richmond Introduces Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement Washington DC — Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) introduced a bill which […]

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 […]

Albert Woodfox Speakz To The Expertz

This past weekend, I visited Albert Woodfox for the umpteenth time in the last five years. All but one of the visits have been at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, five hours from where I live.  At the beginning, it was a grueling trip because I wasn’t used to it and I […]

42 Yearz of Solitary 42 Yearz of Innocence

A billboard campaign to mark the 42-year commemoration launched in New Orleans today. As we mark the 42nd year since the tragic and as yet, unsolved murder of Angola correctional officer Brent Miller, and the 42nd year since Albert Woodfox was first put in solitary for a crime he didn’t commit, we are confident that […]