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Monday Jul 7 | 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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Monday Jul 7 | 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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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Entertainment

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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Related Topix: Jackson, LA, Prison, New Orleans, LA, State Prisons

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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Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons, Bridge City, LA

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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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, New York

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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Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Paradise Post

Sing Sing's power plant could become prison museum

An old power plant at Sing Sing that once supplied the juice for the electric chair is being eyed as the site for a museum dedicated to the infamous prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ossining, NY, State Prisons, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Eastern State Penitentiary

Wed Jun 18, 2014

NOLA.com

State attorneys challenging former death row inmate's request for wrongful conviction compensation

Attorneys for Damon Thibodeaux , a former Marrero resident who authorities say spent 15 years on death row because he falsely confessed to raping and killing a teenage girl under the Huey P. Long Bridge in 1996, are accusing the state of erecting unreasonable barriers in his quest for compensation for the wrongful conviction.

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Related Topix: Prison, Marrero, LA, State Prisons, Angola, LA, Bridge City, LA

Mon Jun 16, 2014

The Advocate

Former Angola officer charged in inmate beating

A former corrections officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was charged Monday in federal court in the 2010 beating an inmate while the inmate was handcuffed in a prison van, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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Sun Jun 15, 2014

NOLA.com

Church bell at Angola prison has its own criminal past, a Lake Charles newspaper reports

An iron gate opens to the prison chapel Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

CDCr counterpunch: New rules designed to silence prison protest

To all officers and personnel within the CDCr* who have not fully grasped the state of our affairs as it relates to the events of the last three years, in particular "those damn hunger strikes," if I could read your mind, this is what I think I'd hear you say: In a scene little changed since slavery, prisoners at Angola, the 18,000-acre former ... (more)

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Thu Jun 12, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Lil Boosie to headline Baltimore Arena in August

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

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Music, Entertainment

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