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US authorities urged to end two men’s 40-year-long solitary imprisonment

Headline Title:  US authorities must end 40-year-long solitary imprisonment 17 April 2012 Authorities in Louisiana must immediately remove two inmates from isolation conditions imposed on them four decades ago, said Amnesty International today as it prepared to hand over a 65,000-signature petition to Governor Jindal demanding action.On 17 April 1972, Albert Woodfox, 65, and Herman Wallace, 70, were placed in an isolation unit in Louisiana State Penitentiary - known as Angola Prison. They were charged, and later convicted of, the murder of a prison guard – something they have consistently…

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