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Saturday, 20 February 2016
43 years in Solitary Confinement
A US man was kept in solitary confinement for 43 years has just been released after his murder conviction was overturned on appeal.
Albert Woodfox was convicted twice for killing a prison guard in 1972 but a judge ordered his release last summer.
The former Black Panther was kept behind bars by a federal appeals court as the state of Louisiana, where he was imprisoned, lodged a challenge against his release.
His release on Friday came after the state dropped the threat of a third murder charge in exchange for Woodfox pleading no contest to lesser charges.
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