"When I began to understand who I was, I considered myself free."

“When I began to understand who I was, I considered myself free.”–Albert Woodfox, African-American, age 69, upon being released after 45 years in state custody, nearly all of it in solitary, at Louisiana State Penitentiary, called Angola. (New York Times, Feb. 20, 2016)

How many of our species, by ignorance and choice, die unfree, even outside prison walls?