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While the library is closed, we are temporarily disabling new holds on physical items. Currently held items will remain on hold until one week after re-opening. You can still access and place holds on eBooks and eAudiobooks through our catalog.
"Cruel and Unusual" tells the story of the Angola 3, three remarkable men - Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox - who as members of the Black Panthers have been fighting for justice since the early 1970s. For decades forgotten in the depths of America's bloodiest prison, between them the Angola 3 spent over a century in solitary. Their struggle became an international scandal.