An Angola 3 inmate dies just days after he was released to go home and get the proper treatment for the liver cancer he was battling. Herman Wallace, one of the famous Angola 3 inmates, was released last week after spending 41 years in solitary confinement, according to CNN News on Oct. 4.
Wallace was originally sentenced to one of the most violent prisons in the U.S. for an armed robbery during the 70’s. He then became one of three men convicted of killing a prison guard in 1974. That led to Wallace spending the next four decades in solitary confinement.
Last week a judge overturned the murder conviction after the evidence was deemed weak in the case. Wallace was transported home and was going to receive proper medical attention for his fatal liver cancer diagnosis. He only made it through a few days of freedom before succumbing to the disease.
Wallace’s taste of freedom was much too quick, but being home surrounded by friends and family “meant the world to him,” reports his legal team. He got to die in his own home surrounded by the people he loved and who loved him.
Wallace was a member of the “Angola 3,” a media nickname given to the three men convicted of killing the prison guard in the 70s. Wallace had a witness that put him in another area of the prison, working when the guard was killed, but without any solid evidence, he was still convicted of that murder. Four decades all alone in a cell was what his life became from that conviction. In the end he got a taste of freedom for less than a week.