Herman Bell

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After Nearly 45 Years of Incarceration, Herman Bell Wins Parole

Herman Bell, a former member of the Black Panther Party, was granted parole after serving nearly 45 years and having been previously denied seven times. 

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UPDATE: Political Prisoner Herman Bell Has Moved Facilities, Returned to General Population and is No Longer Facing Assault Charges

On September 5, former Black Panther Herman Bell was assaulted by guards at Great Meadows Correctional Facility. He spent weeks in isolation, received inadequate medical care and was denied a scheduled family visit. Here, his daughter-in-law reflects on how vital these all-too-rare chances to connect truly are.