We’ve written before about the Angola 3 – three young Black men who were arrested 39 years ago, and have collectively spent 100 years in solitary confinement at Angola State Prison in the state of Louisiana, USA. We asked you to write to the authoritie …

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We’ve written before about the Angola 3 – three young Black men who were arrested 39 years ago, and have collectively spent 100 years in solitary confinement at Angola State Prison in the state of Louisiana, USA.

We asked you to write to the authorities in the US, asking them to address this shocking situation.

There was the federal court ruling last week in Louisiana  which saw the conviction of Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 once again overturned. Amnesty International are calling for an online action.

This action goes live on Monday on the Amnesty International website.

The target of the action is the Attorney General of Louisiana, James Caldwell. We are urging him to not appeal against the ruling, but to let it stand so that without further delay Albert Woodfox can either be retried, or released.

To delay the legal process now with an appeal is both cruel and unnecessary: Not only has Albert (66) been held for 40 years in solitary confinement and his physical and mental health is deteriorating, but a body of evidence has built up over the 40 years of litigating the case which demonstrates significant flaws in the legal process.


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