Teenie believes me.
She believes that the Angola 3 had nothing to do with her husband's murder. She believes that Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace and I suffered years of cruel solitary confinement as innocent men.
"I believe the Angola 3 are innocent. I have looked at the evidence, and no one can convince me otherwise." – Teenie Rogers, widow of slain prison guard Brent Miller
I am free after 29 years of a nightmare. Herman died of cancer just three days after the state finally set him free.
Albert now bears all of the state's cruelty alone, held in solitary confinement for four long decades.
Albert, Herman and I believe that we were put in solitary confinement for our activism while behind bars - that isolation was used to silence our calls for justice. But while I may be free of Angola, Angola will never be free of me. I will not be silent until Albert Woodfox is free. Please, join me and Amnesty in demanding immediate freedom for the last Angola 3 prisoner, Albert Woodfox.
A little more than a year ago a federal judge overturned Albert's conviction. It was the third time – yes, the third time – his conviction was overturned.
But the state filed an appeal. So today Albert is still in a tiny cell, denied justice and meaningful human contact every day.
Together we have suffered more than 100 years in the hole, more than almost any other prisoners in American history.
"To know that [Robert, Herman and Albert] were there for all those years, it breaks my heart. It's an injustice what they're doing. It needs to stop." -- Teenie Rogers
We've got to get the message through to Attorney General Caldwell – there is nothing but misplaced vengeance keeping Albert in prison. Help me set Albert free – sign Amnesty's petition today.
Teenie told me she wasn't allowed to visit Herman before he died, and that the state hasn't done justice by her, either. She's angry. We both are.
Louisiana authorities are hell bent on blaming the wrong person. Well, I'm hell bent on setting him free.
We're making progress. Now join me and turn this ripple into a wave. Let's show them what persistence for righteousness can deliver.
Take action for Albert Woodfox.
Robert H. King
Angola 3 prisoner