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  1. Our Views: The two-year trade, education program at Angolia is a second chance for inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Advocate

    It is easy to think of sending someone to Angola as a gone-for-good sentence, but in fact, many of those inmates will return to society when they complete their time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. But at Angola as at other state prisons, the return to society isn't always the end of their careers behind bars: 1 of every 2 inmates who steps outside the gates of a Louisiana correctional facility will end up back inside within five years.

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  2. Artist Brandan Odums paints mural of prisoner Albert WoodfoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | NOLA.com

    ... included large-scale murals by other aerosol painters. Woodfox, 68, the only remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3, is in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for reasons related to the 1972 murder of prison guard ...

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  3. Penalties for possessing marijuana reducedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... five to 30 years. Now it carries a potential sentence of two to ten years either in the parish jail or in prison like Angola. Sanchez agrees with the law. He says research shows citizens disagree with marijuana offenders spending more time ...

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  4. 'All he wanted is justice,' mourning friends say of exonerated death row inmate Glenn FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | NOLA.com

    ... that did not receive possibly exculpatory evidence. Two months later, Ford was sentenced to death and began a stay on Angola's death row that would span 29 years, 3 months and 5 days. It wasn't until March 2014 that the state of Louisiana, citing ...

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  5. Exonerated death row inmate dies after a year after releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | New York Daily News

    Glenn Ford speaks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison on March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 30 years on death row. A wrongly-convicted Louisiana man died Monday, just 15 months after he was freed following nearly 30 years on death row and diagnosed with lung cancer.

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  6. Glenn Ford, 65, died early Monday morning from complications of lung cancer.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... the time later admitted there was evidence back then that would have cleared Ford. Glenn Ford, 65, walked free from Angola State Penitentiary in March 2014 after spending just over 29 years on death row. That diagnosis became the center of a federal ...

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  7. Special Angola program aims to ease ex-consa re-entry into society and workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Automotive Technology mentor John Sheehan speaks to the group. Tour with a delegation lead by Jefferson Parish Judge Scott Schlegel of the 24th JDC to look at Angola's reentry program for non-violent offenders, which teaches them job skills for when they get out.

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  8. Louisiana AG not letting up on last of 'Angola Three'Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Louisiana's attorney general is showing no signs of backing off his effort to retry the last imprisoned member of the "Angola Three." Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Wednesday that he is convinced Albert Woodfox is guilty of the 1972 slaying of Louisiana State Penitentiary prison guard Brent Miller.

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  9. Mental And Physical Damage From Solitary Confinement Can Last For YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Switched

    ... these symptoms could plague Woodfox if federal judges decide to release him from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. Woodfox was originally imprisoned in 1971 for armed robbery and was placed in solitary confinement in 1972, when ...

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  10. Albert Woodfox spent more than 40 years in solitude: What's the physical and mental impact?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Times-Picayune

    ... can't get dipped in waste and not come out the other end smelling," explained Robert King, a fellow member of the Angola 3, who spent 29 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. He was exonerated and released in ...

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  11. Lawsuits pile on as creditors accuse Lafayette businessman Michel...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | The Advocate

    ... a mid-sized welding shop he bought in 1998 to an international fabricator with facilities along the Gulf Coast and in Angola and Venezuela. Moreno sold half of Dynamic's parent company in 2007 for $311 million to a New York City private equity firm, ...

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  12. Why has Albert Woodfox been in solitary for more than 40 years?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | NOLA.com

    ... ordered his freedom by barring a third trial regarding decades-old prison murder at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Woodfox was twice convicted of murdering the then-23-year-old guard, Brent Miller, but courts overturned both convictions. ...

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  13. Solitary Confinement: What Are the Impacts of 43 Years of Isolation?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Live Science

    ... these symptoms could plague Woodfox if federal judges decide to release him from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. Woodfox was originally imprisoned in 1971 for armed robbery and was placed in solitary confinement in 1972, when ...

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  14. Last of 'Angola Three' to remain behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | The New Zealand Herald

    " The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, Albert Woodfox, who's spent decades in solitary confinement, is now expected to stay behind bars until at least the end of the summer while he faces the possibility of a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard. An appeals panel ruled Friday that Woodfox must stay in jail until it hears arguments in late August on Louisiana's push to retry him in the death of Louisiana State Penitentiary prison guard Brent Miller.

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  15. Court blocks freedom for last of 'Angola Three'Read the original story

    Friday Jun 12 | Daily Chronicle

    This undated photo provided by the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 shows Albert Woodfox. Prosecutors sought to keep Woodfox, the last of the "Angola Three," behind bars Tuesday despite a federal judge's order to immediately release him after 43 years in isolation, a longer period in lockdown than any other living U.S. prisoner.

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  16. Appeals court extends order blocking release of last of Angola 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A federal appeals court extended an order Friday blocking the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three. A federal judge this week ordered Woodfox's "immediate" and "unconditional" release and barred the state from trying him a third time in the 1972 death of a prison guard, but an appeal by the state will keep him behind bars for the immediate future.

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  17. Court extends order blocking release of 'Angola 3' member Albert WoodfoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Daily Mail

    'Your legs are the sensual bridges to heaven': The soppy music videos written for white NAACP leader who posed as black from her ex-fiancA before she broke his heart Is a drop of a hat faster than the blink of an eye? Table reveals the TRUE speeds of popular and clichA d sayings An appeals court will hear arguments on the state's appeal of a judge's order denying a third effort to make a conviction stand in the 1972 stabbing death of Brent Miller Woodfox's previous convictions were overturned for reasons including racial bias in selecting a grand jury foreman and juror misconduct A federal court Friday blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three -- and also raised doubts as to whether Woodfox will avoid a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard.

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  18. Appeals Court Denies Immediate Release To Last Of 'Angola 3'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | KWBU-TV Waco

    Albert Woodfox, shown in an undated prison photo. Prosecutors want to keep the former Black Panther leader behind bars as he awaits a third trial in the 1972 murder of Brent Miller, a 23-year-old guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

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  19. Louisiana insists on 3rd trial for alleged prison killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | The China Post

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana--Louisiana's attorney general is insisting on a third trial for the last of the "Angola Three," calling the prison activist who spent decades in solitary after the killing of a guard in 1972 "the most dangerous person on the planet." A federal judge ruled this week that Albert Woodfox must be freed immediately, saying the state has never proved - and never will - that he was responsible for the stabbing death of Brent Miller 43 years ago.

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  20. a Angola 3a prisoner Albert Woodfox to remain incarcerated during appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Heightened security is in place at the West Feliciana Detention Center where Albert Woodfox is being held. A judge has ordered Woodfox, last of the Angola 3, to be released from custody.

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