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Inmate who spent 41 years in solitary confinement dies just days after being released

By Mason White 10:33 AM February 13, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) It was a happy time for a Louisiana man, when his conviction was finally overturned after 41 years.

However, the man died three days after being released from prison.

Herman Wallace, 71, who spent 41 years in solitary confinement, died in New Orleans, at the home of a close friend.

Wallace was serving time for an armed robbery conviction after he and two other men allegedly killed a prison guard.

In 1974, Wallace and the other men were convicted of murder of the prison guard.

The men became known as the “Angola 3,” and were transferred to solitary confinement, where Wallace spent more than four decades.

Recently, a federal judge overturned his conviction and ordered his immediate release.

Wallace was suffering from pancreatic cancer and died with friends and family at his bedside, just days after his release.