Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire

Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire

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  1. 2 inmates found dead at Louisianaa s maximum-security prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vicksburg Post

    Two inmates have been found dead at Louisiana's maximum-security prison, prompting a shakedown at the complex and a search for smuggled drugs, authorities said. Spokeswoman Natalie Laborde at the state Department of Corrections said inmate John Hatfield, 31, was found dead at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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  2. Two Angola inmates found dead; phones, ice picks collected inaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Two Angola inmates found dead; phones, ice picks collected in shakedown It's been a tumultuous few months at the Louisiana State Penitentiary Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: A federal appeals court has extended an order blocking the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three. BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates were found dead from suspected drug overdoses Wednesday night at the notorious prison in Angola, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said.

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  3. 2 inmates at Louisiana's maximum-security prison dieRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Two inmates housed at Louisiana's maximum-security prison are dead, sparking a shakedown at the facility and search for smuggled drugs. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Natalie Laborde says 31-year-old John Hatfield was found dead at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola about 6:46 p.m. Wednesday.

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  4. Shakedown searches, 100-plus officers, K9s at Angola after 2 inmates die from possible drug ODRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | 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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  5. Two Angola lifers die from suspected drug overdoseRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Two inmates housed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola died overnight of possible drug overdoses, the state Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday . The men, who were both serving life sentences on the same cell block, are suspected of overdosing on the synthetic drug Mojo, but the incident remains under investigation, according to DOC spokeswoman Natalie Laborde.

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  6. Police across nation changing lineups to avoid false IDsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Daily Gazette

    After nearly 38 years, on Jan. 30 Malcolm Alexander walked away from a place he never should have been to begin with: the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Earlier that day, a Jefferson Parish judge had tossed out Alexander's conviction, partly in response to new DNA evidence proving that Alexander could not have been the armed man who in 1979 raped a 39-year-old woman in her antique shop bathroom.

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  7. Boosie Badazz Completes 10-Year Probation Sentence: "I'm About To Vote"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Vibe

    ... stems from serving five years in prison for multiple drug convictions. He was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola in 2014.

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    Tuesday Jul 17 | The Janesville Gazette

    ... Jan. 30 Malcolm Alexander walked away from a place he never should have been to begin with: the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Earlier that day, a Jefferson Parish judge had tossed out Alexander's conviction, partly in response to new DNA ...

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    Tuesday Jul 17 | The Janesville Gazette

    ... Jan. 30 Malcolm Alexander walked away from a place he never should have been to begin with: the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Earlier that day, a Jefferson Parish judge had tossed out Alexander's conviction, partly in response to new DNA ...

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  10. US states change up suspect lineup policies to improve accuracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... 30, Malcolm Alexander walked away from a place he never should have been to begin with: the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Earlier that day, a Jefferson Parish judge had tossed out Mr. Alexander's conviction, partly in response to new DNA evidence ...

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  11. La. Supreme Court ruling gives hope to inmates sentenced under harsh 1990s lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | The Advocate

    Until this year, it looked like Clarence Tolbert would die in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after serving out a life sentence for a small street sale of crack cocaine. Tolbert was only 23 at his sentencing in 1998, which happened to be when Louisiana's habitual-offender laws were at their harshest.

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  12. Pam's Party LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | The Advocate

    ... board President Pam Fisher and Director of Target Health Jeff Hingle. Hall of Fame -- At the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum's Justice Hall of Fame celebration are, from left, C.M. 'Marty' Lensing, Sheriff Mike Stone, Annelle Rives, Maj. Gen. ...

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  13. Questions remain about Louisiana's criminal justice overhaul fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | NOLA.com

    ... the director of advocacy for VOTE, an organization founded by former offenders incarcerated at Louisiana State Penitentiary that pushes for criminal justice system changes. The group is one of the more established advocacy organizations on prison ...

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  14. Accomplished filmmaker and therapist from Concord dies on NantucketRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | Boston.com

    ... working while on vacation in Nantucket, said Phillips, showing him clips of outtakes from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Frank Phillips met Jenny King during an orientation for an overseas program for college students in 1964. They ...

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  15. St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann among several inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann was one of several individuals who made up the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. The ceremony was held Saturday at the Louisiana Hall of Fame Museum at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

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  16. Second Witness Says Detectives 'Tricked' Him Into Identifying C-Murder in Nightclub ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | Billboard

    ... 47, is the younger brother of Percy " Master P " Miller . He is serving a life sentence in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after a jury voted 10-2 in 2009 to convict him of killing Thomas. Early on, Jordan said in his affidavit he was ...

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  17. Master P Hosts Rally Demanding Brother C-Murder's Prison ReleaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | Vibe

    ... police. In video shared of the rally, Master P demanded that his brother be released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. "It's time for him to come home," Master P said in the video shared by Nola.com. "They have no more witnesses. They ...

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  18. Master P Holds Rally Calling For C-Murder's Release From PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | HipHopDx

    ... the finger at the No Limit rapper, Master P is demanding his brother's release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. "It's time for him to come home," Master P said in a video shared by Nola.com. "They have no more witnesses. They already ...

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  19. Master P holds rally for brother's releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Rapper and music producer Percy "Master P" Miller held a ally on the Xavier University campus Thursday advocating for the freedom of his brother, according to our partners at NOLA.com Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller is currently serving a life sentence in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

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  20. Second Witness Recants Statement In C-Murder's Homicide CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | Vibe

    ... rker wrote. On Aug. 11, 2009, Miller was convicted and has been serving his sentence inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

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