Sunday, March 19, 2017

USA: Amnesty Intl. In Their Own Words, PODCASTS

Albert Woodfox, 2016

...on 19 February 2016 I walked out of a Louisiana prison a free man after serving 44 years in solitary confinement. 

At that moment I became “famous” as the longest serving person in solitary confinement in the world, as well as being the last member of the Angola 3 to be free.

For over 44 years - along with fellow Black Panthers Herman Wallace and Robert King - we turned our death chambers into classrooms and courts of law from which we educated fellow inmates and stood up against a violent, racist and brutal prison system which targeted us for our activism.

We believed then, as we believe now, that it is a human right to challenge and agitate the "injustice" system.

Keep strong.The struggle continues.

Albert Woodfox