[Pnews] Bail Hearing for Angola 3's Albert Woodfox on Monday, March 2

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Sat Feb 28 13:43:10 EST 2015


A3 Newsletter, February 27, 2015:

Come to Baton Rouge to Support Bail for
Albert Woodfox on Monday, March 2nd

We've just received word that Albert's bail hearing will proceed on 
Monday, March 2nd at 9:30am in Courtroom 6 of the US Middle District 
Court in Baton Rouge 
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(777 Florida St.). Albert will be present; and though we know it is 
short notice, local supporters are urged to attend if at all possible.

/If you have not yet done so, /please sign the Amnesty International 
petition calling on Gov. Jindal to not oppose bail for Albert. 
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MEDIA COVERAGE: Judicial system's treatment of two Angola inmates 
resembles a lottery, by James Gill 
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*Albert Release Arguments Heat Up as Monday's Bail Hearing Approaches*

48 hours ago the State submitted a written request for Federal District 
Court Judge James A. Brady to cancel Albert's Monday, March 2nd bail 
hearing on the grounds that his reindictment moves the question of 
release from federal to state jurisdiction.

Though Albert has retained his right to petition for bail in the state 
system if needed, Albert's legal team maintains that jurisdiction over 
custody and release properly remains with the federal courts until the 
habeas appeal process is complete, regardless of whether he has been 
reindicted or not.

Whether or not Judge Brady agrees that it is within his jurisdiction to 
grant release to Albert on bail, he still indisputably retains a 
sweeping power to define the conditions of release however he sees fit 
as a part of his final mandate granting habeas corpus relief.

Please join Albert in Court on Monday to support his strong and just 
petition for release 
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His freedom is long overdue.

*NEW VIDEO: Citing '43 Years of Injustice,' Amnesty International 
interviews UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez about Albert Woodfox*

Amnesty International has just released a new video entitled "Free 
Albert Woodfox: 43 Years of Injustice," (on You Tube 
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and Facebook 
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featuring an interview with Juan Mendez 
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the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and 
Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The video was made in support of 
Amnesty's new petition campaign 
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focusing on Albert's pending application for release on bail.

In 2013, declaring that "Four decades in solitary confinement can only 
be described as torture," Mendez called for Albert's immediate release 
from solitary confinement 
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Speaking about Albert in this new video, Juan Mendez says:

"Mr. Woodfox is spending his days in solitary confinement...His 
convictions have been reversed and the State is appealing them, so in 
fact he should be considered an innocent man until his guilt or 
innocence is resolved."

"There's no question that his conditions inflict on him the kind of pain 
and suffering of a mental nature that is associated with torture and I 
think that should stop."

*Walter Turner of Africa Today interviews Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty Intl. 
USA and Robert H. King*

On Feb. 23, the KPFA radio show /Africa Today/, focused on Albert 
Woodfox's case, featuring interviews with Robert King and Amnesty USA's 
Jasmine Heiss, shown to the right at an earlier event (listen here 
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Asked about AG Caldwell's continued prosecution of Albert Woodfox, Heiss 
said she did not understand it herself. She asked: "Why is the Attorney 
General, why is the State of Louisiana so committed to keeping this man 
behind bars despite the fact that, not only has his conviction been 
overturned three times, but he has a clean disciplinary record? There is 
no reason for him to continue to be held in solitary."

Robert King concluded the show by reminding us to stay focused on the 
task at hand. "There is nothing else to do but to continue to fight... 
Herman was released. Albert will be out pretty soon but the struggle 
continues," said King, who then emphasized that the fight for Albert's 
release is part of a larger struggle against mass incarceration and 
human rights violations throughout the US prison system.

*Write Albert:*


Albert 
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*Albert Woodfox #72148 *

*West Feliciana Parish Detention Center*
*PO Box 2727*
*St. Francisville, LA 70775*
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