Monday Jul 7
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
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.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
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.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
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.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
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.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
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.
Sun Jun 15, 2014
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.
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)
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.