Former Black Panther Released from Prison for Humanitarian Reasons

AlbertWoodfoxA man who has been held in isolation for 43 years will stay in prison at least through tomorrow. Albert Woodfox was convicted of slaying a 23-year-old guard at Angola in the seventies.

Federal judge Jim Brady in Baton Rouge, formerly of Alexandria, has ordered Woodfox’s release on humanitarian grounds.

Brady says the former black panther, whose previous convictions have been overturned, could probably not receive a third fair trial. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court Judge agreed to keep him in jail until tomorrow.

Brady also says Woodfox is in poor health.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/15