The Resource Solitary

Solitary

Label
Solitary
Title
Solitary
Creator
Subject
Summary
"An uncommonly powerful memoir about four decades in confinement . . . A profound book about friendship [and] solitary confinement in the United States." —New York TimesFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardSolitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement—in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, twenty-three hours a day, in Louisiana's notorious Angola prison—all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woodfox survived at all was a feat of extraordinary endurance. That he emerged whole from his odyssey within America's prison and judicial systems is a triumph of the human spirit.While behind bars in his early twenties, Albert was inspired to join the Black Panther Party because of its social commitment and code of living. He was serving a fifty-year sentence in Angola for armed robbery when, on April 17, 1972, a white guard was killed. Albert and another member of the Panthers were accused of the crime and immediately put in solitary confinement. Without a shred of evidence against them, their trial was a sham of justice. Decades passed before Albert was finally released in February 2016.Sustained by the solidarity of two fellow Panthers, Albert turned his anger into activism and resistance. The Angola 3, as they became known, resolved never to be broken by the corruption that effectively held them for decades as political prisoners. Solitary is a clarion call to reform the inhumanity of solitary confinement in the United States and around the world
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Woodfox, Albert
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
Label
Solitary
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:039de8cb-6da1-441f-a6bd-df9d3fbdaa16
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802146908
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Solitary
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:039de8cb-6da1-441f-a6bd-df9d3fbdaa16
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802146908
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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