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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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Thoughts on the New Year: Habit Forming Enforcement

When you visit David Wade Correctional Center (where Albert remains unjustly held in solitary confinement) unlike both Angola and Hunt, your car is searched when you enter and again when you leave. There are signs that state- “no cameras, no drugs, no alcohol, no firearms”. The guards mindlessly follow up the hand painted restrictions while […]

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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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