Saturday, March 22, 2008

U.S. Rep. Conyers: La. inmates were wrongly convicted

The following post may seem somewhat off topic on this blog, but I see it as just another injustice done to the innocent so here it is ...

Associated Press -

March 21, 2008 7:24 PM


The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee says two Louisiana prison inmates -- former Black Panthers in solitary confinement since the 1970s -- were wrongly convicted.Representative John Conyers didn't say that inmates Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox should be released. But in a written statement, the Detroit Democrat urged a "swift and just resolution" of the matter.Conyers says he recently became aware of evidence that may suggest both Wallace and Woodfox were wrongly convicted in the death of a guard at the Louisiana State Pententiary.Conyers visited with the men for two hours yesterday.

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