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

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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