[Ppnews] Angola 3 - Moving Out of Solitary is Not Enough!
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Thu Mar 27 14:06:45 EDT 2008
'Angola 2' Leave Solitary Cells in La. After 36 Years
by <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4624985>Laura Sullivan
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Edition, March 27, 2008 · Two former Black
Panthers imprisoned in Louisiana are out of
solitary confinement for the first time since the
1970s. State corrections officials say Herman
Wallace and Albert Woodfox were moved into a
"maximum security dormitory" earlier this week.
Louisiana prison officials once said the men,
known as the Angola 2, would never be moved.
Nick Trenticosta, lawyer for Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, two
of the "Angola Three," issued the following
statement in response to Louisiana State
Penitentiary's decision to move his clients from
solitary confinement to a separate dormitory:
"Herman and Albert need to be released from
prison because they are innocent: they were
framed for a murder they did not commit.
"After thirty-six years of solitary confinement,
recent media scrutiny, a press conference
by Louisiana House Judiciary Committee Chairman Cedric Richmond, and a visit by
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John
Conyers have caused the Angola prison
authorities to panic and move the two men into
new quarters without informing them or
their lawyers about the terms of their new situation at the prison.
"We will redouble our efforts to gain justice and
therefore freedom for Wallace and
Woodfox. Changing their cells is not enough."
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