Ex-Black Panther Albert Woodfox, Held Nearly 44 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies of COVID-19

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Albert Woodfox, who was held in solitary confinement longer than any prisoner in U.S. history, has died at the age of 75 from COVID. The former Black Panther and political prisoner won his freedom six years ago after surviving nearly 44 years in solitary confinement.

Albert WoodfoxWoodfox and two fellow former Black Panthers became known as the Angola 3 after they were wrongfully convicted of murder in retaliation for their political and racial justice activism inside Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison. We’ll have more on Albert Woodfox’s life and legacy later in the broadcast.

 

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