BK/NY – Tuesday, July 21st – Letter-writing to Albert Woodfox ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

This week we are writing to Albert Woodfox, who is one of what is known as the Angola 3. If you’ve heard Albert’s name lately, you may be confused about why we are writing him because in June he was ordered to be released without the possibility of retrial. This order was over four decades late as Albert has been in solitary for 43 years for allegedly stabbing a prison guard. In actuality Albert, along with Herman Wallace and Robert King Wilkerson, were targeted with these charges in response to them organizing prisoners to build a movement within the walls to desegregate the prison, to end systematic rape and violence, for better living conditions, and worked as jailhouse lawyers helping prisoners file legal papers. This targeting continued the day following the release order when the Louisiana Attorney General filed for a stay of his release while he appeals the ruling. Albert Woodfox is still in prison.

 

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