Will this latest “major development” finally free Albert Woodfox?

Published on Feb 28, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – A federal judge has once again ordered the state of Louisiana to release Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement.

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And now – more than two years later – yet another “major development,” while Woodfox remains incarcerated.

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Albert Woodfox could possibly be freed without a retrial after 4 decades in solitary | NOLA.com

Woodfox’s lawyers gave four examples of “extraordinary circumstances” that should legally qualify him for relief from a retrial: 1) Woodfox has been forced to subsist “decades of hardship and deprivation” in solitary confinement; 2) His old age and medical problems mean he might not survive the retrial process; 3) The state has a history of “troubling” conduct in the case, including prosecutorial misconduct during the first trial and racial discrimination leading up to the second trial; and 4) evidence of actual innocence.

via Albert Woodfox could possibly be freed without a retrial after 4 decades in solitary | NOLA.com.

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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