Albert Woodfox, last of "Angola Three" inmates, released

February 19, 2016 8:28 PM

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Albert Woodfox, last of "Angola Three" inmates, released

NEW ORLEANS -- The last inmate of a group known as the "Angola Three" has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and a lesser offense in the 1972 death of a prison guard and is expected to be released Friday after more than four decades in prison.

Woodfox consistently maintained his innocence in the killing of guard Brent Miller. He was being held at the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center, awaiting a third trial in Miller's death after earlier convictions were thrown out by federal courts for reasons including racial bias in selecting a g...

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