Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The first day of the rest of his life: Albert Woodfox

The first thing that Albert Woodfox did after being released from a Louisiana prison on Friday was try to visit his mother’s grave. The cemetery was closed. So he went back the next day. We interviewed George Kendall, one of a team of attorneys who worked for years to gain the release of the final incarcerated member of the Angola 3. Kendall says his client never lost hope, even during his 42 years of solitary confinement. The Marshall Project Related: “I would not let them drive me insane,” Woodfox says on the day after his release. The Guardian Related: The deal was in the best interests of justice, say Louisiana prosecutors. The Advocate

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