Albert Woodfox, the last ‘Angola 3′ prisoner, is released after more than 40 years in solitary confinement

February 19, 2016 9:11 PM

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Albert Woodfox, the last of the three “Angola Three” prisoners still behind bars, was released on Friday — his 69th birthday — after spending more than four decades in solitary confinement.

His release came as Woodfox, facing the prospect of a third trial for murder, pleaded no contest to two lesser crimes Friday, reaching an agreement with prosecutors that allowed him to walk free.

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