[Pnews] Albert Woodfox - Court temporarily blocks release of ‘Angola 3’ inmate

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Tue Jun 9 18:09:44 EDT 2015


  Court temporarily blocks release of ‘Angola 3’ inmate

*http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-judge-orders-last-angola-3-inmate-released/2015/06/08/b905506e-0e3d-11e5-a0fe-dccfea4653ee_story.html*

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked 
the release of Albert Woodfox, the last of the Louisiana inmates dubbed 
the Angola 3 by supporters protesting their long stints in solitary 
confinement.

Tuesday’s order came a day after a U.S. district judge said Woodfox 
should be released immediately — and that the state cannot try him again 
for the killing of a prison guard.

His two previous convictions were overturned. Woodfox has long 
maintained his innocence in that death in 1972, when inmates were 
protesting conditions inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is appealing the judge’s 
order, saying Woodfox is a killer who should remain locked up.

The appeals court order blocks the release of Woodfox until at least Friday.

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