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18 hrs ago | The Times

Accused hit man Larry Thompson pleads not guilty

Accused hit man Larry Thompson Sr. celebrated his 71st birthday today with an outing from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola to the Caddo Parish Courthouse, where he was asked to enter a plea in a 1979 Shreveport homicide.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Raw Story

Warden's offer of Christian rehab suggests Black...

The warden of America's largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Times-Picayune

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Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter listens to a presentation in an automotive repair class at the Louisiana State Penitentiary Thursday.

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NOLA.com

Prisoner re-entry program successfully pairs short-timers with lifers: Jarvis DeBerry

For most of our recent history, Louisiana felons sentenced to do time at Angola haven't any hope of returning home.

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Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons, Slidell, LA, Opinion

RecordNET

This week -- Published July 16, 2014

Torrence Hatch, a rapper/hip-hopper from south Baton Rouge, La., has been rebuilding his career since his release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary on March 5. He'd served five years of an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to drug charges.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Lil Boosie at James L Knight Center

For all Lil Boosie fans out there, Mr "Bad Azz" himself will be performing at the James L. Knight Center on Saturday, July 19th.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Washington Times

The prison that dared to pray: Angola used faith, family to stem violence

In the sweltering heat of the 18,000-acre prison here, a joyful declaration over a loudspeaker pierced the suffocating air.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

KWNN-FM Stockton

Lil Boosie

Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in early March.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

NOLA.com

Hundreds of bikes being brought to Angola as part of inmate re-entry program

More than 500 bikes cluttering up the New Orleans police department's central evidence storage will be removed Tuesday and taken to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, according to a press release.

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NOLA.com

Weapons, bulletproof vests go missing from Louisiana Department of Corrections

About a dozen guns and 40 bulletproof vests went missing from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections over a three year period.

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Related Topix: Dixon Correctional Institute, State Prisons, Prison, Angola, LA, Leblanc, LA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WBRZ

High court won't intervene in death row heat suit

A Supreme Court justice has refused to intervene in an ongoing case about hot conditions on Death Row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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Alabama Live

Lousiana rapper Lil Boosie plays the Mobile Civic Center Friday

Lil Boosie's exit from prison, and his return to recording and performing, have been hotly anticipated by fans.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The News-Star

Boys tell Walsworth about their visit to prison

The newest class of boys enrolled in the Deputies Making a Change program shared their experience visiting the Louisiana State Penitentiary with Sen. Mike Walsworth as he visited with the class Wednesday at Jack Hayes Elementary School.

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NOLA.com

Leo Jackson and Cornerstone Builders of New Orleans help the formerly incarcerated

The day Leo Jackson, then age 27, walked into the Louisiana State Penitentiary to begin a double-life sentence term, the Angola prison was known as the "bloodiest" in the nation.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Advocate

Funds available to restart Landon Broussard murder case

The judicial wheels are turning again in the death penalty trial of accused child-killer Landon Broussard, whose road to a trial was blocked this year when state money for expert witnesses dried up.

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Related Topix: Broussard, LA, Death Penalty, State Prisons, Prison, Angola, LA, Lafayette, LA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

The Advocate

AG's Office defends opposition to compensation for freed inmate

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Attorney Barry Scheck, left, walks with Damon Thibodeaux, who was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Thursday.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

NOLA.com

Nathan Brown, free after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, not bitter towards victim

After 17 years of proclaiming his innocence to any and everyone who would listen, Nathan Brown , 40, walked out of prison Wednesday morning, set free from his cell and the wrongful attempted rape conviction that he always had faith would be overturned.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Lil Boosie's promoter says concert will be 'heavily secured'

Lil Boosie's promoter tells 9News that he is hiring 100 officers from five different law enforcement agencies to provide security for the rapper's concert next week.

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The Advocate

Third Angola guard admits to role in beating of convicted killer Roy McLaughlin

A former Louisiana State Penitentiary guard already serving time for a sex crime admitted in federal court Tuesday that he beat a handcuffed Angola inmate in 2010 after the convicted killer tried to escape.

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