The Angola 3. American Political Prisoners. ..Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox. While incarcerated at Louisiana State Penitentiary, the men founded a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party. Working against inhumane prison conditions, the men organized prisoners, and started hunger strikes. in 1972 the men were falsely convicted of a murder of a prison guard; only to serve record times in solitary confinement. Albert spent 44 years incarcerated nearly 43 in solitary, the most of any prisoner in american history. After work to free the men, Woodfox was released in Feb 2016.