The New Orleans' native was the longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history.

A federal appeals court on Monday said Louisiana could continue plans to try Angola 3 member Alfred Woodfox for a third time in the 1972 murder of a prison guard.

#BREAKING: After 4decades of #solitary confinement, tonight a judge granted #AlbertWoodfox unconditional release! — AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) June 8, 2015 A federal district court on Monday ordered the release of 68-year-old Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther, who spent 40 years in solitary confinement after a prison riot resulted in the death of a Louisiana […]