And 'Angola', while not a world-wide symbol as is Guantanamo, is never-the-less a recognized symbol with similar imagery. The real difference is that Guantanamo is an international symbol and Angola is a national symbol. While that difference is real, it is noteworthy that both symbols are perpetuated by the United States of America who loudly makes claims about 'justice', 'freedom' and 'democracy'. The hypocrisy of America's propaganda is clearly evident when viewing America's practice at Guantanamo and at Angola.
Moral bankruptcy is really the only explanation that accurately describes the facts involved in these two 'institutions'.
His two fellow Angola 3 allies were already freed. Robert King was released in 2001 after having his separate conviction overturned, and Herman Wallace, who spent almost 30 years in solitary confinement, was only allowed out of prison two days before he died in 2013.
Woodfox described to a blogger the fear that wells up in him from being constantly alone. “I’m afraid I’m going to start screaming and not be able to stop,” he said.
Rotten food, limited access to sunlight, and even arbitrary solitary confinement and for undocumented immigrants in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, detention could mean all that and more.