The news that we have been longing for has finally come. Federal Judge Jackson has overturned Herman Wallace’s conviction for which he has been held in solitary confinement for 41 years.
In Jackson’s statement he wrote;
“I HEREBY ORDER MR. WALLACE’S SECOND AMENDED PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS GRANTED…. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE STATE’S GRAND JURY INDICTMENT OF 1973 IS QUASHED…. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE STATE IMMEDIATELY RELEASE MR. WALLACE FROM CUSTODY.”
-Judge Brian A. Jackson, 10.1.2013
The message from Herman’s Legal team today was this:
“With today’s ruling, at long last, Herman Wallace has been afforded some measure of justice after a lifetime of injustice. We ask that the Department of Corrections honor Judge Jackson’s order and immediately release Herman Wallace so that he can spend his final days as a free man.”
“In addition, litigation challenging Mr. Wallace’s unconstitutional confinement in solitary confinement for four decades will continue in his name. It is Mr. Wallace’s hope that this litigation will help ensure that others, including his lifelong friend and fellow ‘Angola 3’ member, Albert Woodfox, do not continue to suffer such cruel and unusual confinement even after Mr. Wallace is gone.”
As we await the news that tomorrow will bring, please keep Herman in your thoughts, meditations, prayers chants, songs and most of all in your hearts.
All Power To The People
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Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday
We’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand someday
We shall all be free