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Wednesday | The Advocate

Family settles over inmate death at Angola

A $24,000 settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused two now-former Louisiana State Penitentiary guards of trying to cover up an inmate's 2007 strangulation death.


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

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Barry Scheck: Stunning new case highlights how race bias corrupts juries

Last month, Glenn Ford, an African-American man, walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary after spending thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Advocate

Towns, officials fight pipeline closure

A multibillion-dollar hedge fund's plan to abandon a leaky, money-losing gas pipeline that serves thousands of consumers in Louisiana could force some people to pay up to 15 times as much for natural gas, according to opponents of the proposal.


Related Topix: Louisiana, State Prisons, Prison, Zachary, LA, Robert, LA


After Serving 30 Years For A Crime He Didn't Commit, Glenn Ford's Wish List Is Being Fulfilled

In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row.


Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Daily Kos

Razor Wire, Prison Cells, and Black Panther Robert H. King's Life of Resistance

A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time , focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King , who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana's infamous Angola State Prison in 2001.


Related Topix: Prison, Louisiana, State Prisons

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Rapper C-Murder seeks new trial in teenager's slaying

Corey 'C-Murder' Miller, pictured in August 2006, is serving a life sentence in prison for his conviction of killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas of Marrero in a Harvey nightclub in 2002.


Related Topix: Marrero, LA, Harvey, LA, State Prisons, Prison, Gretna, LA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Advocate

Witness: No funds for expert witness in Landon Broussard trial

An administrator for the Louisiana Public Defender Board testified Monday there currently is no money to fund expert witnesses needed to defend Landon Broussard, a Lafayette man accused of killing his girlfriend's child.


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

Sun Mar 30, 2014

USA Today

Toughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost reality

Former Louisiana State Penitentiary death row inmate Glenn Ford walks out of the prison in Anglola, La., on March 11. WILTON, N.Y. - For more than three decades, the only people who could appreciate the most dramatic views in Saratoga County near the mountain cottage where former president Ulysses S. Grant drew his last breath have been convicts ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Wilton, NY, Saratoga County, NY

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

La. loses round in execution drug disclosure case

A federal appeals court Thursday refused to block a lower court's order requiring the state to provide a condemned killer with information about the seller and maker of drugs the state uses in executions.


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

The Maroon

Loyola at Angola

Members of the Loyola community stand outside Louisiana State Penitentiary after visiting inmates enrolled in the institute's certificate program.


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

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Daily Mail

One of the longest serving prisoners on death row has begun to...

Personal assistant who discovered L'Wren Scott's body among forlorn family and friends arriving in LA on the eve of the designer's private Hollywood funeral One of the longest serving prisoners released from death row has begun to rebuild his life with the help of an Amazon wishlist donated to him by the kindness of strangers His death sentence was ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Monterey County Herald

In Monterey, Sister Helen Prejean talks of internal conflict

Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean honored a request from death row inmate Patrick Sonnier, facing execution at Louisiana State Penitentiary in 1984, when he asked, "Pray for me, I hope God holds my legs when I make that walk."


Related Topix: Prison, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dead Man Walking, Science Fiction Movies, State Prisons, Death Penalty, Violent Crime

Wed Mar 19, 2014

The Advocate

House panel backs expansion of death penalty

A Louisiana House committee voted 14-1 Wednesday in favor of advancing legislation that would expand the application of the death penalty.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, St. Francisville, LA, State Prisons