Albert Woodfox is a former inmate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as the Angola Prison. Woodfox is one of the “The Angola Three”— a group comprised of three former prison inmates (Robert King, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace) who were put into solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary in April 1972 after the killing of a corrections officer. Woodfox is noted as the world’s longest serving person in solitary confinement, and was the last member of the Angola 3 to be released from prison.
Woodfox was issued this grey sweat suit in 2010 when he was transferred to the David Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.
On November 20, 2014, Woodfox had his conviction overturned by the US Court of Appeals, and in April 2015, his lawyer applied for an unconditional writ for his release. Albert Woodfox was released on February 19, 2016, after 43 years of solitary confinement. Since his release, Woodfox has been the subject of documentary films, interviews and essays and has traveled the globe to tell his story.
Grey sweat shirt (.1) and sweat pants (.2) worn by Albert Woodfox while incarcerated at David Wade Correctional Center.
The sweat shirt (.1) is made from grey polyester and cotton blend knit fabric. It has a ribbed crew neck, full-length sleeves with fitted ribbed cuffs, and the waistband is finished with a ribbed edge. The text "WOODFOX, A / 072148" in stencil lettering is stamped in burnt orange ink across the back shoulders. Two (2) white fabric labels with blue, red, and black printed text are sewn at the interior center back neck containing the manufacturer logo, size, fiber content, care, and style information.
The sweat pants (.2) are made from grey polyester and cotton blend knit fabric. The are ankle length with tapered legs. The waist band is cinched with a white nylon braided cord at the interior front waist. There are two (2) inset pockets, one at each front side waist. The text "WOODFOX, A / 072148" in stencil lettering is stamped in burnt orange ink on each leg near the knee. A white fabric label with blue printed text is sewn at the interior center back waist seam with the logo for Russel Athletics at the top followed by size, fiber content, style, and care information below and on the reverse.
A black t-shirt with the "Justice...or Else!" logo.
The logo has the shape of the U.S. Capitol building at the top. There is a line drawing of the Capitol in white. Below it there is a white square. Inside it reads [JUSTICE.../OR/ELSE!] in white. There is a line between "Justice" and "Else" and the "Or" is in the center inside of a square. The "!" makes up a part of the square that is around the words.
Below the square it reads [10.10.15/20th Anniversary/THE MILLION MAN MARCH] in white.
The back of the t-shirt is solid black.
There are two (2) white tags inside of the t-shirt near the neckline. The tag on top reads [GILDAN ®] in blue. There is a grey curved line that starts behind the "G", goes through the top of the "A", and crosses over the "N". It reads [Ultra Cotton] underneath in black with a small "TM" above the "n". The back of the tag has some instructions for care. It reads [100%] followed by eighteen (18) words in various languages.
The tag below is longer. It reads [100%/COTTON / COTON / ALGODON] in black. Below it reads [Made in Dominican Republic] with two different languages below it. The bottom of the tag reads [L | G | G] in black.
A size large, white t-shirt designed by Ethical Culture Fieldston School student Ocean Gao, who wore this shirt during a December 13, 2014 protest march organized by Millions March NYC in New York City. The cotton t-shirt has printed, stylized, red and black text on the front chest that reads, [THE WORLD IS / NOT OK] below a black-and-white graphic illustration of a teenage Eric Garner. Garner is depicted in bust post facing the viewer, wearing a suit with a bowtie. His nose and mouth are covered with two small illustrations of pieces of tape with black text that read [I CAN’T] above [BREATHE]. Over the right shoulder of the illustration is the artist’s printed signature and date in black ink that reads [Ocean, G. 2014]. A fabric tag for Gildan is sewn at the interior center back collar. The back of the t-shirt is blank.