Time is Running Out: Tell Louisiana to Let Albert Woodfox Go!


This could be the end of Albert Woodfox’s 40-year plus prison nightmare, if you act now.

On Tuesday morning, Jan. 7, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hold a hearing to determine Albert’s fate.

Will they finally act on the 2013 ruling that overturned his conviction and set him free, or shut the door and send him back to another unthinkable year in solitary confinement?

Nothing can justify the cruel treatment that Louisiana authorities have inflicted on Albert, one of the famed Angola 3 prisoners.

For decades, the authorities have punished Albert with solitary confinement. He’s survived 40 years living in a tiny cell for 23 hours a day, denied meaningful human contact and rehabilitation.

In a deeply flawed verdict, Albert was convicted of murder even though no physical evidence ties him to the crime, the state lost potentially exculpatory evidence, and authorities bribed their key witness.

Federal courts have overturned Albert’s conviction 3 times. The state of Louisiana has appealed 3 times.

Enough is enough.

Tell the state of Louisiana to end its campaign of vengeance and let Albert go.

Albert maintains he was put in solitary confinement in retaliation for organizing prisoners against segregation and other abuses in Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as “Angola.”

It’s simply unconscionable for the state to hold this man one day longer. Take action before the January 7 hearing.

Please help Amnesty International demand freedom for Albert Woodfox.

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8 thoughts on “Time is Running Out: Tell Louisiana to Let Albert Woodfox Go!

  1. I have sent this initiative to my friends and hope that can help to improve Alberts situation. 41 years sounds like a real hell….

  2. so who says America mean freedom, in real America are racis, control freak. it's perfectly alright for America to mess up the world..up till now there are alot of unexplain issue. .

  3. To many innocent good people are locked up for no good reason at. All Because of bad policies of human error

  4. I would like to send a letter and a gift (a book) to Albert. To which address should I send it? And is he allowed to receive/read books?

  5. This case is impossible to understand. There is NO reason on this earth why a anyone should be suffering this torture. Free Albert Woodfox. NOW.

  6. Hi I would like to send him a letter, could you please gve me.his address? Same question as Marie Scholl, can he receive books? Thanks