Albert Woodfox, who spent 42 years in solitary confinement — presumably extra time than every other prisoner in all of American historical past — but emerged to win acclaim with a memoir that declared his spirit unbroken, died on Thursday in New Orleans. He was 75.
His lead lawyer, George Kendall, mentioned the trigger was Covid-19. Mr. Kendall added that Mr. Woodfox additionally had various pre-existing organ situations.
Mr. Woodfox was positioned in solitary confinement in 1972 after being accused of murdering Brent Miller, a 23-year-old corrections officer. A tangled authorized ordeal ensued, together with two convictions, each overturned, and three indictments stretching over 4 a long time.
The case struck most…