Solitary

by Albert Woodfox
Solitary

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The unforgettable story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement - in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana - all for a crime he did not commit. Arrested often as a teenager in New Orleans, inspired behind bars in his early twenties to join the Black Panther Party, Albert Woodfox was serving a 50-year sentence in Angola for armed robbery when he was accused (without a shred of actual evidence) of killing a white guard. His trial was a sham of justice that gave him a life sentence in solitary. He was finally released in February 2016. Solitary is a chronicle of rare power and humanity, that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds.
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The unforgettable story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement - in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana - all for a crime he did not commit. Arrested often as a teenager in New Orleans, inspired behind bars in his early twenties to join the Black Panther Party, Albert Woodfox was serving a 50-year sentence in Angola for armed robbery when he was accused (without a shred of actual evidence) of killing a white guard. His trial was a sham of justice that gave him a life sentence in solitary. He was finally released in February 2016. Solitary is a chronicle of rare power and humanity, that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds.