'Angola Three' play about men accused of killing prison guard

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have spent 40 years in solitary confinement after being accused of killing a guard at Angola State Prison in 1972.

Another man, Robert King, was released in 2001 after 29 years in isolation.

The men are collectively known as the "Angola Three" and their case has polarized the criminal justice world.

Supporters believe the men were framed and continue to bring awareness to the issue in the fight for Wallace and Woodfox's release.

There is a play about the experiences of these men opening in New Orleans.

King joined us, along with Eustis Guillemet and Oliver Thomas, who will be performing in the production.

"Angola Three" opens Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Ashe' Cultural Arts Center on O.C. Haley Boulevard.  The shows runs each weekend until May 5. For times and tickets, call 569-9070 or visit http://www.ashecac.org/main/.

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