Topeka, Kan. –  After spending 43 years – mostly in solitary confinement – for a murder he didn’t commit, activist Albert Woodfox was freed from Louisiana’s infamous Angola Prison.  He’s celebrating his fifth year of freedom and will be on hand at Washburn University’s Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center to tell his story.

     The former Black Panther now considers himself an activist fighting against solitary confinement which he says “serves no purpose.”  He is also an author having documented his experiences in his memoir “Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope,” which was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award.

    The event takes place today at 6:00 p.m. in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.  It is free & open to the public.


For further information, contact:
Patrick M. Early, APR
Director of Public Relations
Telephone: (785) 670-1711
Cell: (717) 385-1119
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