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A message from Albert

I had the great honor of visiting Albert this past weekend, after the decision was handed down from the Fifth Circuit to uphold Judge Brady’s Decision. Albert asked that I publicly thank the people, all the people for all the contributions they have made knowingly or unknowingly to this decision and to his freedom campaign. […]

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Albert’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (one of the most conservative courts in the country) UNANIMOUSLY upheld Federal Judge James Brady’s decision to overturn Albert Woodfox’s conviction. What does this mean?! This means we raise a fist and celebrate a tremendous victory in the Courts. This means that Albert can* come home. This means that […]

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#HASHTAG revolution!

Dear Lovers of Justice, As many of you know, Thursday April 17th marks the 42nd year of solitary confinement for the only  member of the Angola 3 remaining behind bars, Albert Woodfox. Although Albert’s conviction has been overturned 3-times by the courts — he remains in CCR (Louisiana’s version of Solitary Confinement). As a campaign […]

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Supporters Gathered Outside the 5th Circuit Court

Legal Update: Albert Woodfox’s Jan 7th Hearing

Last Tuesday a huge crowd of supporters rallied after Albert Woodfox’s hearing to show solidarity with the Angola 3 and to demonstrate opposition for the cruel and unusual use of solitary confinement. Present was a broad spectrum of supporters from the faith based, activist, college and local communities. Woodfox has been held in solitary confinement, […]

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Human Rights Day, December 10th

Dear Family, This year marks the 65th anniversary of adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorated by the world community each year on December 10th. With the theme “Confronting Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration,” the National Religious Campaign Against Torture invites you and your congregation, campus ministry, or […]

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Giving Thanks & Perspective

On the heels of Thanksgiving– and for most of the holiday season we will be confronted by many of the frustrations of everyday life– the mini-deaths we all suffer: heavy traffic, mother-in-laws, the competing pressures of over consumption and under realized dreams, the inevitable challenges of the unknown. These confrontations seem to escalate from the […]

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