Louisiana Goddam: Vengeful State Seeks Its Third Pound of Flesh from Albert Woodfox, Because 43 Years of Solitary Just Wasn't Enough
Like a rabid dog with a battered bone, Louisiana officials have won the obscene right to try the Angola Three's Albert Woodfox for the third time for the 1972 murder of a prison guard that nobody - not even the victim's widow - believes Woodfox committed. The state says it wants to hold Woodfox, held alone in a cell for four decades despite three overturned convictions, "fully accountable for his crime." It remains unclear when they will be. Nina Simone: "Lord, have mercy on this land of mine."