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USA urged to end two inmates' 40 year-long solitary confinement

• Amnesty International
The US state of Louisiana must immediately remove two inmates from the solitary confinement they were placed in almost 40 years ago, Amnesty International said today.
Albert Woodfox, 64, and Herman Wallace, 69, were placed in "Closed Cell Restriction (CCR)" in Louisiana State Penitentiary - known as Angola Prison - since they were convicted of the murder of a prison guard in 1972.

Apart from very brief periods, they have been held in isolation ever since. 

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