Justice for the Angola 3

Mar 17 2008

For nearly 39 years, Jim Crow justice in Louisiana kept Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox locked in solitary confinement for a murder everyone knows they didn't commit.

Despite overwhelming evidence of their innocence, the 2 remaining "Angola 3" prisoners (one has been exonerated) spent 23 hours each day in 6 x 9 cells at Angola--the site of a former plantation--because they challenged the violence and segregation inside the prison. Prison officials--and the state officials who could intervene--locked them up and threw away the key.

More than 27,000 ColorOfChange.org members signed our petition to state officials in Louisiana calling for their immediate release.

Prison officials have felt the pressure. Shortly after we took action, Herman and Albert were moved out of solitary confinement--but not released. Please add your voice here:

This campaign has concluded.

Areas: Criminal Justice | Human Rights