New Orleans, October 4 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of Louisiana, Angola 3 member Herman Wallace died this morning at 5:30 a.m. local time, less than three days after he was released from prison and less than a day after a grand jury re-indicted him. He was 71 years old.
Just days after he was released from prison following nearly 42 years in solitary confinement, dying Angola 3 member Herman Wallace has been re-indicted by a Louisiana grand jury for the 1972 murder of a prison guard.
Herman Wallace, who was dying of liver cancer, was released Tuesday into the arms of his supporters. Wallace and Albert Woodfox, who remains in prison, were convicted of murder without any physical evidence and despite the fact that a bloody fingerprint at the scene was not theirs.
They were targeted for their Black Panther organizing, along with a third member, Robert King, who was eventually released after being held for a different crime he did not commit.
Herman Wallace served more time in solitary confinement consecutively -- 42 years -- than any other U.S. prisoner in history.
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