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Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?
by Katti Gray, The Root
Monday Feb 4th, 2013 10:26 AM
After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
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(Herman Wallace, left, with Albert Woodfox, right.)
Albert Woodfox: Freedom After 40 Years in Solitary?
--Supporters of one of the Angola 3 tell The Root why he might be released this time.