Albert Woodfox, who spent more time in solitary confinement — 42 years — than any other prisoner in the nation and possibly in all of American history, has died at 75. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.
"The" is a grammatical error for "the" in "The New York Times editorial board,"
. "The" modifies "editorial board" here, and isn't part of the "New York Times" modifier. If it were, you'd have to say "the The New York Times editorial board." See your style guide.