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Wednesday Aug 27 | Grits for Breakfast

Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit...

At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: " Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas? " She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of death row inmates in the Angola unit in Louisiana which may soon cause our Bayou State neighbors to "join ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Prison, State Prisons, Louisiana

Tue Aug 26, 2014

New York Post

David Blaine puts on magic show for dangerous inmates

David Blaine performed a show for a crowd including Bloods and Crips members at a Manhattan detention center.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Advocate

Angola maintenance worker accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate

A maintenance worker at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate, has been arrested on a felony count of malfeasance in office, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons, St. Francisville, LA

Wed Aug 06, 2014

CNN

Fighting death: At 75, nun's soul still stirs for cause

A young Prejean, right, and her sister Mary Ann with their father. She grew up, she says, in a privileged home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, oblivious to the racism and poverty around her.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Prison, State Prisons, Death Penalty

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Times

Killer won't be prosecuted for murders in DeSoto, East Texas

Self-confessed hit man Larry Thompson won't be prosecuted for murders in DeSoto Parish and East Texas in an agreement reached with prosecutors of those jurisdictions.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison, State Prisons, Marshall, TX

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Power to the people

"Because of my political beliefs and affiliation in the Black Panther Party, I have spent the last 35 years in solitary confinement," writes Kenny Zulu Whitmore in an open letter to the visitors of Disobedient Objects , a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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San Francisco Bay View

Angola warden ponders releasing Zulu from 35 years in solitary - but he's a Panther

A man who has spent 35 years in solitary confinement - one of the longest stints in a U.S. prison - may soon be released into the general inmate population.

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