Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire

Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire

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  1. Brandon Scott Lavergne, convicted of killing 2 Lafayette women, tries to escape AngolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    A man convicted of killing two women in the Lafayette area attempted an escape from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola earlier this week. Brandon Scott Lavergne pleaded guilty to the 2012 killing of Mickey Shunick, a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in 2012.

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  2. A path-breaker for the release of other Angola inmates, John Esteen isn't home just yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | The Advocate

    John Esteen poses for a photograph inside a library in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Esteen, who is serving a 100-year sentence for drug convictions, was at the center of a January ruling from the state Supreme Court.

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  3. 'Believe in Redemption': A 17-year-old murderer's 2nd chance, and the team helping him succeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | The Advocate

    Steve Perkins back in Baton Rouge after he was released on parole from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on August 17, 2018. During lunch at Casa Maria Mexican Grill on Bluebonnet Blvd, Gerry Chidester, left, and Ashleigh Dowden, with LA Parole Project, right, give smart phone tips to LPP client Steve Perkins, a juvenile lifer who was just released on parole after serving 44 years, Friday Sept.

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  4. Supreme Court ruled Louisiana's life sentences for youth unconstitutional in 2016, what's changed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | The Advocate

    Louisiana Parole Project Executive Director Andrew Hundley greets Steve Perkins at the gate of Louisiana State Penitentiary on August 17, 2018 after 44 years in prison for a crime he committed at 17. During lunch at Casa Maria Mexican Grill on Bluebonnet Blvd, LA Parole Project client Steve Perkins, a juvenile lifer who was just released on parole after serving 44 years, talks about his future ambitions and goals Friday Sept. 7, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  5. After 25 Years in Jail For a Single Punch He Threw as a 16 Year Old, Taurus Buchanan Is Finally FreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Mother Jones

    ... sentence for throwing a single deadly punch when he was 16 years old, was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary Tuesday. Buchanan, now 42 (he was sentenced at 17), appeared before the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole in Baton Rouge via ...

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  6. Wrongfully convicted by non-unanimous jury, I spent 15 years in prison for crime I didn't commitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | The Advocate

    Glenn Davis Jr. is shown during the time he was incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Photo provided by Glenn Davis.

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  7. In the newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | Arkansas Online

    Brittany Alexus, 22, who was a visitor at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, was arrested after a new body scanner detected a foreign object inside her, leading police to then search her vehicle where they reported finding 58.3 grams of synthetic marijuana.

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  8. Rapist just out of prison booked with attempted rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | NOLA.com

    ... said. Sheriff Randy Smith said Derrick Cousin, 50 was granted an "early release" from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, but a state Department of Corrections spokesman said he had already completed his court-shortened sentence. The ...

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  9. Angola security: Lafayette woman arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs inside her bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    BATON ROUGE, La. A Lafayette woman has been charged after officers detected "a foreign object" through the use of a body scanner at Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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  10. Visitor at Angola arrested, accused of trying to smuggle drugs into prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | The Advocate

    A Lafayette woman visiting a prisoner at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was arrested Friday after a new body scanner detected an attempt to smuggle contraband in through a body cavity, the state Department of Corrections said. When officers questioned Brittany Brokeisha Alexus, 22, of 204 Rue Royale, Lafayette, she hurried to her car in the parking lot, according to a news release.

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  11. Prison visitor arrested after body scanner finds contrabandRead the original story

    Friday Sep 28 | Washington Times

    A visitor to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is in custody after a new body scanner detected contraband and helped officers block a drug smuggling attempt. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, in a news release, says the scanner detected a foreign object Friday inside of 22-year-old Brittany Alexus , of Lafayette.

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  12. Using experience to inspire othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    A man who spent more than 40 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary for a crime he didn't commit spoke on the Viterbo University Campus on Thursday. Gary Tyler was 16 in 1974 when he was charged and convicted for the murder of a fellow student, becoming the youngest inmate in history to be on death row.

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  13. Billy Cannon, LSU's lone Heisman winner, to be honored at statue unveilingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Sporting News

    ... tional powerhouse." Cannon went on to become a dentist and was the director of dentistry at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola before his retirement in January. He died May 20 at the age of 80.

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  14. LSU to unveil Billy Cannon statueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... and a master's at Loyola University in Chicago. He was the Director of Dentistry at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola before his retirement in January. The Billy Cannon Statue ceremony, which will be attended by many dignitaries and members ...

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  15. Around the Felicianas for Sept. 20, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation is hosting its Biennial Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Receiving Center, Angola Museum, 17544 Tunica Trace , Angola. The event will feature a tour of the penitentiary's court-ordered Re-Entry Program in the morning and panel discussions by statewide re-entry specialists in the afternoon.

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  16. Angola's 2018 biennial symposium to look at the progress and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation is hosting its biennial symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Receiving Center at the Angola Museum, 17544 La. 66, known as the Tunica Trace, Angola.

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  17. One year after Baton Rouge serial killings: victims' families reflect ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... and recently became certified as a prison guard. She started last month working nights at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. And she's encouraged her children to take a similar approach, focusing on school and sports. Smart's two daughters ...

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  18. Angola prisoners help guards catch fellow inmate after he attacked female officer, DOC saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | The Advocate

    This April 22, 2009 photo shows a view of the front entrance of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. This April 22, 2009 photo shows a view of the front entrance of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.

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  19. Your Concise Guide to LA's Fall ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Hyperallergic

    ... a system of exploitative labor. Nowhere can this condition be seen as clearly as at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola, the largest maximum-security prison in the nation, located on land that was once a plantation. Capitalism fuels ...

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  20. Angola prisoner attacks officer with lawnmower part: DOCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana State Penitentiary prisoners helped correctional officers catch a fellow inmate who attacked another officer in her office Wednesday morning , according to the Department of Corrections. An Angola inmate attacked an officer with a metal lawnmower part early Wednesday , according to the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

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