The Henley College Amnesty International Youth Group were delighted to hear of the release of Albert Woodfox, the longest-serving isolated prisoner in the US. He had endured 43 years in solitary confinement and on Friday 19 February, on his 69th birthday, he was suddenly released.
The College group had been campaigning for Albert's release. In December, as part of Amnesty's ‘Write for Rights’ campaign, the students made beautiful handmade cards to send to Albert to show he had not been forgotten. The students held stalls around College and at the College musical, Our House, where staff, students and members of the public wrote messages of support in the cards.