In the Land of The Not so Free
May 26, 2010 3:32 PM Subscribe
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spent decades battling for his release from the 'hell-hole' of America's notorious Angola Prison. Now free, he's still crusading for its inmates.
The late Anita Roddick was the powerhouse behind the making of the Documentary
In Land of the Free
Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King were charged with murders they did not commit and encarcerated in solitary confinement, for nearly 37 years. Robert was freed in 2001, but Herman and Albert remain behind bars.
Angola not only has solitary confinement it has the prison within solitary confinement – The HoleThe 8th amendment
in the US Constitution talks about Cruel and Unusual Punishments.
The "essential predicate" is "that a punishment must not by its severity be degrading to human dignity.
As Gordon Roddick in his update after tonight's screening said: "Please write these guys a letter just to show them solidarity and send them some love".
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