Posted on 03/04/2019 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve had a bit of a Monday morning funk, but now that we’ve found Weekend Edition’s interview of author Albert Woodfox, we’re embarrassed over our pity party.

Woodfox spent more than forty years in solitary confinement in Louisiana's Angola Prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.

After a series of appeals, he finally earned his freedom in 2016 through a plea deal on lesser charges.

Woodfox has since written a book about his experience, called Solitary; in advance of its publication on Tuesday, he spoke with Scott Simon about it and his healing process.

You can listen to their conversation below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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