Herman Wallace http://wwno.org en The Legacy Of Herman Wallace, And The Movement To End Long-Term Solitary Confinement http://wwno.org/post/legacy-herman-wallace-and-movement-end-long-term-solitary-confinement <p><a href="http://www.angola3.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Angola 3 </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">refers to three men convicted of murdering a prison guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary more than 40 years ago, in 1972. Robert King, Herman Wallace, and Albert </span>Woodfox<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were accused of the crime, and then held mostly in solitary confinement for decades.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:17:39 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 46748 at http://wwno.org Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, 'Bittersweet' Freedom http://wwno.org/post/angola-3-inmate-tastes-brief-bittersweet-freedom Herman Wallace <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/04/229315414/angola-3-inmate-dies-just-days-after-being-freed">died early Friday</a> in New Orleans, three days after gaining his freedom. Wallace had spent the previous 41 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana.<p>While already serving a 50-year sentence for armed robbery, Wallace was convicted of the murder of a prison guard in 1974, along with Robert King and Albert Woodfox. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Arun Rath 45401 at http://wwno.org 'Angola 3' Member Dies After Release From Prison http://wwno.org/post/angola-3-member-dies-after-release-prison <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 71-year-old man who was convicted in the slaying of a prison guard has died less than a week after a judge freed him from a Louisiana prison after he spent more than four decades in solitary confinement.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:20:14 +0000 The Associated Press 45336 at http://wwno.org Dying 'Angola 3' Inmate Freed After Decades In Solitary http://wwno.org/post/dying-angola-three-inmate-freed-after-decades-solitary Herman Wallace, one of the "Angola 3" inmates who spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement for the killing of a guard, has been freed after his conviction was overturned.<p>U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., said Tuesday that Wallace had not received a fair trial.<p>The Associated Press says that Jackson "had also ordered a new trial because women were unconstitutionally excluded from the grand jury that indicted Wallace in the guard's death. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 45120 at http://wwno.org Screening Tonight: Herman's House http://wwno.org/post/screening-tonight-hermans-house <p><font size="2">The <a href="http://www.laaclu.org/" target="_blank">ACLU of Louisiana</a> and the <a href="http://www.splcenter.org/" target="_blank">Southern Poverty Law Center</a>&nbsp;are co-sponsoring a screening of <i>Herman's House.</i></font></p><p><font size="2"><i>Herman's House</i> tells the story of an unlikely friendship between New York artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, a convicted murderer who has spent the last 40 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary. Their journey reveals the transformative power of art.</font></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:42:05 +0000 Diane Mack 38307 at http://wwno.org