Azadeh Zohrabi spoke in San Francisco on November 8, 2013, at an event alongside Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in continuous solitary confinement.
|By: Angola 3 News Monday November 25, 2013 7:15 pm|
|By: Kit OConnell Tuesday October 29, 2013 7:14 pm|
At a gathering of Anarchist Black Cross groups, prison support activists raised the alarm about mistreatment of America’s prisoners: a pattern of denial of necessary medical care and compassionate release amounts to state-sanctioned torture.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 4, 2013 2:07 pm|
The movement for human rights and justice mourns the loss of Herman Wallace, a former prisoner of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola prison) who was held in solitary confinement for forty-one years before having his conviction and sentence for murder vacated by a judge this week.
Wallace was released from prison because his Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection under the law had been violated when he was convicted by a jury that no women. The judge immediately moved to have Wallace released. Only after the district court judge threatened to hold the state in contempt of court if they did not obey him and let him go free did the prison allow him to be put into an ambulance that would take him to a hospital.
|By: Angola 3 News Tuesday October 1, 2013 4:30 pm|
Judge Jackson has overturned Herman’s conviction, granting him full habeas relief based on the systematic exclusion of women from the jury in violation of the 14th Amendment.
Even more astonishingly, the Judge clearly orders that “the State immediately release Mr. Wallace from custody.”
|By: Jose Cornejo Saturday September 28, 2013 5:20 pm|
In his fantastic and thoughtful new piece in The Atlantic, “Did the Wrong Man Spend 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?” Andrew Cohen argues that Herman Wallace, a man who spent four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana’s infamous Angola prison “will become a symbol of a justice system that too often prizes finality over accuracy, but without the candor or courage to actually say so.” Wallace recently learned that he has late-stage liver cancer and only a few weeks to live.
|By: Angola 3 News Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00 pm|
Last month, we were devastated to learn that the Angola 3’s Herman Wallace had been diagnosed with liver cancer, and that he was continuing to be held in isolation in a locked room at Hunt Correctional Center’s prison infirmary. Reflecting on his confinement while battling cancer, Herman said: “My own body has now become a tool of torture against me.”
|By: Angola 3 News Sunday July 7, 2013 5:20 pm|
Yesterday Herman Wallace’s lawyer, Nick Trenticosta, was a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC TV show, where he explained the seriousness of Herman Wallace’s diagnosis with liver cancer: “He’s lost about 55 pounds in four months, and he is being treated completely negligently. I would say he’s being killed through intentional neglect.”