Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual

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In 1972, a guard in Louisiana State’s Angola prison was stabbed to death. With no evidence, the authorities convicted Woodfox, alongside Herman Wallace and Robert King, who they saw as ‘black radicals’ because of their activism in fighting the prison’s terrible conditions. The sentence: life imprisonment, with solitary confinement added by Angola’s administration. Uncovering the remarkable story of the ‘Angola 3’ and their 40-year battle to right a terrible wrong, this impactful and timely documentary delivers a global call to end long-term solitary confinement in prisons.
Starring Bob King, Corey Johnson, Albert Woodfox
Director Vadim Jean