Friday, April 17, 2015

(A3 Newsletter) The Waiting Game: 43 Years of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still Isolated

(PHOTO: Albert Woodfox in 1998)

Today marks 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were first placed in solitary confinement for a crime they didn't commit. We now await a decision from Federal Judge James Brady regarding Albert's request for bail, expected any week.

Featured below are messages from both Albert and Robert King. New artwork by longtime A3 supporter Rigo 23 is displayed alongside a poem written by Albert back in 1998 entitled I Wait. Who could have imagined that 17 years later, in 2015, he would still be in solitary confinement, still waiting for justice?

If you have not yet done so, please sign the Amnesty USA petition calling on Louisiana authorities to not oppose bail for Albert!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A3 Newsletter: Baton Rouge Prayer Vigil on April 12 Marks the 43rd Year of Albert Woodfox's Solitary Nightmare

At 2PM on Sunday, April 12, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Reverend Dr. Patricia T. Bates will be hosting a prayer vigil to mark Albert Woodfox's 43rd year in solitary confinement. Reverend Bates will be joined by Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, who will be speaking about how this injustice affects families.

Sponsored by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Sunday's vigil will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 544 Government Street, Baton Rouge LA.

If you do not live in or around Baton Rouge and therefore cannot make it to the vigil, please send Albert a postcard in solidarity. Let him know that he is in your thoughts, that you care about him and that A3 supporters outside the prison walls are still here fighting for his immediate release.

Write Albert:

Albert Woodfox #72148           
West Feliciana Parish Detention Center
PO Box 2727
St. Francisville, LA 70775