Thursday, November 20, 2014

A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox's Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous 5th Circuit Decision

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We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady's 2013 ruling overturning Albert's conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (view a PDF of the official court ruling here).

Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still be months or years before this innocent man is released from his solitary cell.

This is THE moment those of us whose lives have been touched by these men and this case over the years have been waiting for. This is the time when we must call upon the whole of our connections, creativity, and courage to call with one voice for the immediate, unequivocal release of Albert Woodfox from prison once and for all without delay.

Even with a unanimous decision in Albert's favor, firmly planted in a mountain of innocence evidence, the State can still tie up his release in a number of appeals and even choose to re-indict and attempt to retry him.

Lest we lose Albert to delayed justice, as we did Herman, we must all come together to demand that this nightmare finally come to an end.

Today the legal team is visiting with Albert to celebrate and strategize next steps, and all of us who are personally and professionally tied up with the Angola 3's story must take a moment to rejoice in this glorious hard won victory.

But tomorrow...well...

Tomorrow we must all do whatever we can to make the final, critical push necessary to finally free Albert Woodfox--and with him the whole of the Angola 3--from prison and from solitary once and for all.

We owe it to Herman, Robert, Albert, and the scores of others who sit wrongfully convicted behind bars, or languish in long term solitary without meaningful review. Justice will not be realized, here or ever, without our most determined and resourceful selves pushing it forward.

We will update you in coming days as things develop. Stand today with Albert, for freedom, and justice will surely follow.


  1. Congrats on the great victory and solidarity for the continuing struggle!

  2. Completely wonderful. Keep us posted on what's next!

  3. MORE POWER to him and you and all of us to fight evil and injustice!
    Yes please update us very frequently, thanks and congrats! :)

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