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Baton Rouge Press Conference to Call for Immediate Release of Albert Woodfox, Deliver Petition with 20,000 Signatures
BATON ROUGE, La. - October 16 - Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) activists will gather in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday, Oct. 21 to hold a press conference on the steps of the state capitol and deliver a petition with more than 20,000 signatures calling for the immediate release of Albert Woodfox, the last remaining member of the Angola 3 in solitary confinement.
The event will feature a variety of speakers and representatives including Robert King, the first freed member of the Angola 3; Jasmine Heiss, Campaigner at Amnesty International USA and Michael Mable, Albert Woodfox’s brother.
EVENT: Amnesty International USA press conference for the Angola 3
DATE/TIME: Monday, October 21 at 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Steps of the State Capitol, 322 State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
SPEAKERS: Robert King: First freed member of the Angola 3, released in 2001, Michael Mable: Brother of Woodfox
Wallace and Woodfox were convicted of the murder of a prison guard in 1972, though no physical evidence tied them to the crime scene and their conviction was based on questionable testimony. They both endured over 40 years in solitary confinement. Wallace was released on Oct. 2nd and died only 3 days later. Albert Woodfox – the last remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3 – is still in solitary.