The Angola Three and Solitary Confinement

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Prison bars Prison bars (seantoyer/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)

This month, two prisoners in the U.S. will mark the 40th anniversary of their solitary confinement in the notorious Angola Prison in Louisiana. It's believed to be the longest period of time in such confinement in U.S. penal history. Tim Franks of our partner the BBC reports on their case, and meets another former inmate who'd been kept in solitary confinement for 29 years at Angola.

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