The Latest on an inmate who was part of a group known as the "Angola Three" because they spent decades in isolation in prison (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

The last of the "Angola Three" inmates still behind bars has been released after more than four decades in prison.

Albert Woodfox was released Friday after pleading no contest to manslaughter and aggravated burglary in the 1972 death of a prison guard.

Woodfox and two other men became known as the "Angola Three" for their decades-long stays in isolation at the Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola and other state prisons.

Prison officials said they were kept in solitary because their Black Panther Party activism would otherwise rile up inmates.

Woodfox consistently maintained his innocence in the killing of guard Brent Miller. He was awaiting a third trial in the case when he was released from custody. Woodfox turned 69 on Friday.

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1:50 p.m.

A lawyer for the last remaining imprisoned member of the "Angola Three" says he will need a full medical checkup after spending decades behind bars.

Albert Woodfox was expected to be released Friday after spending decades in isolation in Louisiana prisons.

One of his lawyers, Katherine Kimpel, did not go into specifics about Woodfox's health but said one of his most pressing needs would be to get medical attention.

She cited his long time in solitary confinement and the level of medical care he got in prison.

She pointed out that Herman Wallace, another member of the Angola Three, died shortly after he was released from prison.

Kimpel said she expects Woodfox to become an advocate against solitary confinement in his freedom.

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1 p.m.

The lawyer for the last inmate of a group known as the "Angola Three" says his client is going to be released from custody after pleading no contest to manslaughter and a lesser offense in the 1972 death of a prison guard.

George Kendall, a lawyer for Albert Woodfox, told The Associated Press that Woodfox was expected to be released Friday.

Woodfox and two other men became known as the "Angola Three" for their decades-long stays in isolation at the Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola and other state prisons. Prison officials said they were kept in solitary because their Black Panther Party activism would otherwise rile up inmates.

Woodfox consistently maintained his innocence in the killing of guard Brent Miller. He was awaiting a third trial in the case.