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Albert Woodfox, Last of the Angola Three, To Be Freed After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement | Democracy Now!


Albert Woodfox, Last of the Angola Three, To Be Freed After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement | Democracy Now!: Supporters say Albert Woodfox, the longest-serving U.S. prisoner in solitary confinement, is about to be released in Louisiana after he pled no contest to murdering a prison guard in 1972. His two prior convictions were overturned based on racial prejudice and lack of evidence.

At a hearing this morning in a St. Francisville courtroom, Woodbox entered his plea to lesser charges than the murder for which he was indicted of last year for the third time. He was sentenced to 42 years but has already served a 45 year sentence.

His legal team told The Times Picayunne that Woodfox pleaded "no contest" to two lesser charges: manslaughter and aggravated burglary, and noted this is not an admission of guilt.

Woodfox’s release is expected soon from the West Feliciana Parish jail, where he had been held pending his third trial.

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