Longest Serving US Inmate Freed After 43 Years in Solitary

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jail prisonAmerica’s longest-serving prisoner held in solitary confinement has been ordered released by a federal judge. Albert Woodfox is now 68 and has served 43 years at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard.

Woodfox has always claimed his innocence, and now the judge has demanded his unconditional release and barred a third trial on his case.

Louisiana’s attorney general is seeking an emergency stay of the order. Read more at The Times-Picayune.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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