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Robert King, One of the Angola Three, Reflects on Life in Solitary

"I don't think a person can go through that and come up unscathed"

Robert King watched the world alone through a small window in his cell for almost three decades as a member of the “Angola Three.”

“We were caged up,” he told AP of his solitary confinement in the Angola prison in Louisiana. “I don’t think a person can go through that and come up unscathed.”

The “Angola Three” were convicted of killing a prison guard in 1973, AP reports. King was released in 2001.

Now King is waiting to see if another member of the group, Albert Woodfox, will be freed from solitary confinement after a judge ordered his immediate release last week.

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