44 Years

Albert Woodfox – Prisoner

Image by Jia Sung.

Albert Woodfox lived in solitary confinement in prison longer than any other American, confined to a 6 foot by 9 foot cell for 23 hours each day—for nearly 44 years.

Produced in collaboration with Amnesty International UK.

Additional clips appear courtesy:
The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation (2009)
Louisiana: The State We’re In (1980)
The FBI’s War on Black America (2014)
36 Years of Solitary: Murder, Death and Justice on Angola and ‘Angola 2’ Leave Solitary Cells in La. After 36 Years, from NPR’s Laura Sullivan (2008)
The Big House (1998)
Militants Said Cause of Death from The Times-Picayune (1972)
Exclusive Interview: Albert Woodfox of Angola 3, Freed After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement from Democracy Now (2016)
Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, ‘Bittersweet’ Freedom, from NPR’s Arun Rath (2013)
Black Panthers: The Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Final song: It’s My Brown Skin by Helado Negro, from the album Private Energy.

Full transcript and playlist coming soon.

Published on: November 6, 2017

From: Episodes, Season 6

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