Congressman Cedric Richmond

Representing the 2nd District of Louisiana

Rep. Richmond Statement on Release of Albert Woodfox

June 9, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement following the ruling of U.S. District Judge James Brady to grant the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox from state custody:

“Attorney General Caldwell must respect the ruling of Judge Brady and grant Mr. Woodfox his release immediately,” said Rep Richmond. “This is an obviously personal vendetta and has been a waste of tax payer dollars for decades. The state is making major cuts in education and healthcare but he has spent millions of dollars on this endeavor and the price tag is increasing by the day.”

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