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Thursday Aug 14 | 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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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Wicker, Curtis inducted in Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Louisiana's adjutant general and an appeals court judge from Jefferson Parish are among this year's inductees to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, Prison, Baton Rouge, LA, State Prisons

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Time

Louisiana Warden May Release Inmate From 28 Straight Years in Solitary

"When I can conclude he's not gonna cause me the blues, then he can come out of the cell" A prisoner who has spent 28 straight years in solitary confinement may be released into the general prison population, according to the Louisiana warden who has allegedly kept him confined in a 6 by 9 foot cell for 23 hours a day.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Northwestern University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

BayouBuzz.com

Angola warden weighs ending inmate's solitary confinement

A man who has spent 28 straight 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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The Advocate

Ex-Jetson guard fired again for probe of actions

Hours after darkness consumed one of the shortest days of last year, a scene of utter chaos unfolded inside a juvenile corrections dormitory, pitting the young convicts locked inside against one another in a raucous battle.

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Related Topix: Prison, Baker, LA, State Prisons, Angola, LA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and six other inductees will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Friday.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, State Prisons, Prison, Angola, LA, Baker, LA

National Public Radio

Hot Prisons Could Be Deadly For U.S. Inmates, Advocates Warn

A judge ruled earlier in this year that that constituted cruel and unusual punishment, but installation is on hold pending a state appeal.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Texas Government, Texas

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