Cruel and Unusual
Targeted because of their activist work as members of the Black Panther party, Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox were convicted by bribed and blind eye witnesses - and with no physical evidence - of the murder of a prison guard in 1972 at Angola, the Louisiana state penitentiary. Collectively, the three men endured a combined total of 114 years in solitary confinement. King was released in 2001. Wallace was released in 2013 and died one week later. Woodfox was released in 2016 after 44 years in solitary. This is their story.