Thursday, February 25, 2016

Albert Woodfox and the Case Against Solitary Confinement

On Friday, February 19th, Albert Woodfox turned sixty-nine and walked out of a Louisiana prison, celebrating his first birthday as a free man in more than forty-five years. He had spent nearly all of the previous four and a half decades in solitary confinement. As far as we know, no one in the United States has been held in isolation for so long.


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