The Angola 3 and the Struggle for Freedom In the USA’s Criminal ‘Injustice’ System

The Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion is delighted to welcome two of the Angola 3, Robert King and Albert Woodfox as we celebrate Albert’s freedom.

He was finally released from a Louisiana prison in February 2016 after being wrongfully imprisoned and spending 43 years in solitary confinement. He will be joined by Robert King, a fellow member of the Angola 3 who was held in solitary for 29 years before his release in 2001 and who campaigned for Albert’s release.

Albert and Robert will share their experiences of being activists for reform against brutal prison conditions, how their political conviction as members of the Black Panther Party enabled them to survive and about their life-long campaigns to free fellow political prisoners and against the use of solitary confinement in the USA.

The evening will include footage from the new documentary - Cruel and Unusual - about the case of the Angola 3.

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