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THE CURIOUS CASE OF KENDRICK JOHNSON
41 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000 acre former slave plantation called Angola.
Peaceful, non-violent protest in the form of hunger and work strikes organized by inmates caught the attention of Louisiana’s elected leaders and local media in the early 1970s. They soon called for investigations into a host of unconstitutional and extraordinarily inhumane practices commonplace in what was then the “bloodiest prison in the South.”
Eager to put an end to outside scrutiny, prison officials began punishing inmates they saw as troublemakers.
At the height of this unprecedented institutional chaos, Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King were charged with murders they did not commit and thrown into 6x9 foot solitary cells. Wallace and King have since been released from custody.
Albert’s conviction has now been overturned three times, most recently in February of 2013 due to a finding of racial discrimination in the selection of his grand jury foreperson. The first two times judges cited racial discrimination, prosecutorial misconduct, inadequate defense, and suppression of exculpatory evidence
Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell
has said he would retry Woodfox and considers him a murderer despite there not being any physical evidence linking him to the murder of a prison guard which resulted in his solitary confinement. Contact Caldwell and express your support for Woodfox and his unjust treatment.
MAIL: P.O Box 94005 Baton Rouge, LA 70804
- District Attorney
P.O. Box 8428
Clinton, LA 70722
FAX: (225) 683-3117
THE CANONIZATION OF THE VENERABLE HENRIETTE DELILLE
SHOW YOUR MIND, NOT YOUR BEHIND
Rev. Al Sharpton debates Dr. Cornell West
REPORT THREATS OF TERROR
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
The President's Proposal for Health Reform
LET YOUR SENATORS KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT
THE HEALTHCARE REFORM BILL
ROGER WICKER (601) 984-3636, (228) 388-2255
THAD COCHRAN (601) 965-4459, (202) 224-5054
JEFF SESSIONS (202) 224-4124
RICHARD SHELBY (202) 224-5744
MARY LANDRIEU (202) 224-5824
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