Ex-Black Panther Member Albert Woodfox Pursuing Legal Action Over hiz “cruel” Solitary Confinement

19 Mar

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The entrance to the Louisiana State Penitentiary has a guard house that controls entry into the compound - The placard says "Louisiana State Penitentiary" and "Burl Cain, Warden"

Former member of Black Panther is filing a civil lawsuit regarding his solitary confinement for over four decades after his released last month. The pending lawsuit states that his long term solitary confinement was inhuman and unusual.   

According to the Guardian, Albert Woodfox, who finally walks out from the prison after his long standing solitary confinement for 43 years in the state penitentiary in Louisiana, determines to pushe a pending legal battle. Woodfox filed a civil lawsuit that argues his isolation was “cruel and unusual”. However, US magistrate judge Cynthia Reed Eddy is still making decisions on whether the said lawsuit will be given a jury trial.

On February 19, Woodfox, celebrated his 69th birthday as well as his freedom after his confinement for more than four decades, New Yorker reported. He was kept in solitary following the 1972 murder of a prison guard at the Louisiana…

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