31 Mar 2013

Last Chance to take action w/ Amnesty Intl for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3

There are only a few days remaining before Amnesty International ends their online action campaign urging Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell to not appeal the February 25 ruling by US District Court Judge James Brady that overturned Albert Woodfox’s conviction. Because Caldwell has already said that he will appeal the

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23 Mar 2013

Robert H. King: End 41 years of cruel and inhuman solitary confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3

  My name is Robert H. King. I was released on February 8, 2001 after spending 31 years in prison – 29 of them in solitary confinement at the infamous Louisiana State Prison also known as ‘Angola’. Confined there with me were Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, the other two

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21 Mar 2013

Louisiana Attorney General Says Angola 3 “Have Never Been Held in Solitary Confinement”

March 21 article by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella, reprinted from Solitary Watch James “Buddy” Caldwell, attorney general of the state of Louisiana, has released a statement saying unequivocally that Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, the two still-imprisoned members of the Angola 3, “have never been held in solitary confinement

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11 Mar 2013

BREAKING: Amnesty International Launches New Online Campaign for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3

Please take action here! Today Amnesty International launched an online campaign asking Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell to not appeal the District Court’s ruling to either release or retry Albert Woodfox, declaring: “After decades of injustice, let the Angola 3 ruling stand!” Please support Albert by taking action, forwarding it

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01 Mar 2013

Amnesty Intl. urges the State of Louisiana to not appeal Albert Woodfox’s overturned conviction

In response to Judge Brady’s ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox’s conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court. The complete Amnesty statement is reprinted below. Once again, we

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28 Feb 2013

Amy Goodman and DN!’s coverage of the Angola 3 and Albert Woodfox’s overturned conviction

We are excited to share to new pieces released today. First is Amy Goodman’s Truthdig column about Albert Woodfox and the Angola 3. Second is this morning’s Democracy Now radio/tv show with co-host Juan Gonzalez, featuring interviews with Robert King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after

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26 Feb 2013

BREAKING: Judge Brady overturns Albert Woodfox’s conviction for a third time!

(View/Download a PDF of Judge Brady’s ruling here.)  Today, February 26, District Court Judge Brady released a 34-page ruling that granted habeas to Albert on the issue of racial discrimination in the selection of the grand jury foreperson for his 1998 retrial. This decision now overturns Albert’s conviction for a

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24 Feb 2013

For Feb. 25 CA State Hearing –Amnesty Intl: ‘Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity of conditions in Security Housing Units in California’s prisons’

(For more background, read the Angola 3 News interview with Amnesty International’s Tessa Murphy about Amnesty’s investigation of California SHUs, with a particular focus on Amnesty’s critique of how prison authorities have responded to the demands of thousands of hunger strikers)   Amnesty International has released a statement a few

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15 Feb 2013

Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement

An interview with author/activist Nancy Kurshan Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she

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08 Feb 2013

Reforming Prison’s Harshest Tactic –The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement

    Reforming Prison’s Harshest Tactic –The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement By Katti Gray (This article was originally published by The Root on January 30, 2013 and is being reprinted here by Angola 3 News with permission from the

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