One of ‘Angola 3′ Dies Days After Release

Herman WallaceHerman Wallace, one of the Angola 3, died October 4, just three days after release from 41 years in solitary confinement.

The Angola 3 were three young black men who tried to raise awareness of the horrific, disgusting conditions that prevailed at Angola state prison in Louisiana in the early 1970′s – known at that time as “Bloody Angola.”  You can read the background story here.

As a consequence of their actions, they were singled out for retribution, and were framed for the murder of a prison guard.

You can read coverage here and here.

2 responses to “One of ‘Angola 3′ Dies Days After Release

  1. “Angola state prison in Louisiana in the early 1970′s – known at that time as “Bloody Angola.” And this is America? It’s great to see the wonderful coverage of Herman Wallace, who was never forgotten. His courage and legacy will live on. May he R.I.P. Free at last.

  2. Indeed. Free at last.

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