Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire

Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire

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  1. Suspected serial killer Felix Vail gets life for death of 1st wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | USA Today

    ... Wyatt gave a life sentence to the 77-year-old Vail, who is expected to serve his time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. "You have been found guilty by a jury," said Wyatt. "The family has experienced the loss of life, the loss of a ...

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  2. Monument honors Slidell officer who died in the line of dutyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    ... bed a clerk at the jewelry store, was convicted of the crimes and is serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

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  3. Things to see inside new Smithsonian black history museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Yahoo!

    ... them all in a single visit would be a challenge. The 21-foot guard tower and a cell from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison called "Angola" is one of two items that were installed before the museum was built around them. The prison is known by ...

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  4. New black museum prepared to deal with visitors' emotionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Review

    ... 44-seat segregated Southern Railway car; and a 20-foot-plus guard tower and a cell from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison called Angola after the slave plantation that once was on that spot. "If we've done our job right, I trust the museum ...

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  5. Pain of slavery on exhibit at new African-African history museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 23 | Boston.com

    ... 44-seat segregated Southern Railway car; and a 20-foot-plus guard tower and a cell from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison called Angola after the slave plantation that once was on that spot. ''If we've done our job right, I trust the museum ...

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  6. Artifacts Spotlight: National Museum of African American History and CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 23 | KKIQ-FM Pleasanton

    ... rests on the bottom level of the museum. Used by prison guards to watch prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, the prison tower stands nearly 21-feet-tall and 14-feet-wide. Angola Prison, one of the largest maximum-security prisons ...

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  7. 10 Must-See Artifacts at New Smithsonian MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 23 | ABC News

    ... into the bottom level of the museum during early stages of construction. A guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as "Angola" and "The Farm" is lowered into the construction site of The National Museum of African American History ...

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  8. Historic bell will ring for 'justice' at opening of new African American History MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 21 | USA Today

    ... History and Culture in Washington, on Sept. 15, 2016. A 20-foot prison guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, erected between the 1930s and 1940s, which was built on former plantation land is seen during the media preview for ...

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  9. Inmates Launch Series of Work Stoppages to Protest - Slave Labor'Read the original story

    Sunday Sep 18 | Common Dreams

    Prison inmates in the United States are paid much less than minimum wage. Here, inmates harvest turnips at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.

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  10. 2nd Angola employee associated with controversial recreation fund resigns amid critical auditsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 16 | 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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  11. Inmates Launch Series of Work Stoppages to Protest 'Slave Labor'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 16 | Truthdig

    Prison inmates in the United States are paid much less than minimum wage. Here, inmates harvest turnips at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.

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  12. Our Views: Audits tumble Cain house of cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | The Advocate

    "House of Cards" is the title of a hit cable series, but it also aptly describes the far-flung prison empire of the Cain family and its willing enablers in state government. Former Louisiana prison official Tonia Cain, daughter-in-law of the longtime warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, allegedly directed subordinates to alter or shred records related to concessions sales at Avoyelles Correctional Center, according to investigators.

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  13. After audit finds $50K discrepancy, two Angola officials step down amid ongoing probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 12 | The Advocate

    A high-ranking official at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola resigned Saturday amid a long-running investigation into potentially missing or misappropriated funds from an employee recreation committee, state corrections officials have confirmed. Col. Shirley Whittington, who headed the maximum security prison's Emergency Medical Services department, had been on leave since July 14, according to Natalie LaBorde, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

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  14. New Smithsonian attraction offers a view of rich black historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 10 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... car that will help explain Jim Crow laws in the South, and a 20-foot-plus guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison named "Angola" after the plantation that once stood in its stead. It explores the use of policing and laws in the ...

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  15. 'It's Just Dressed Up Slavery': America's Shadow Workforce Rises Up Against Prison LaborRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 9 | ThinkProgress

    Louisiana Department of Corrections Sgt. Boo McKey watches a work crew head to the fields at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.

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  16. Jeff Sadow: Privatizing prisons could save Louisiana lots of moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 4 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Former Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola lieutenant Patrick Sayes, who served time in federal prison after he was found guilty of standing by while two guards badly beat an inmate, talks about it recently on the front porch of his house. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Former Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola lieutenant Patrick Sayes, who served time in federal prison after he was found guilty of standing by while two guards badly beat an inmate, talks about it recently on the front porch of his house.

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  17. New Smithsonian offers a view of black historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 3 | The Janesville Gazette

    ... car that will help explain Jim Crow laws in the South, and a 20-foot-plus guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison named "Angola" after the plantation that once stood in its stead. It explores the use of policing and laws in the ...

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  18. New African American Smithsonian Shows Rich Black HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 27 | The Skanner

    ... car that will help explain Jim Crow laws in the South, and 20-foot-plus guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison called "Angola" after the plantation that once stood in its stead, to explore the use of policing and laws down South to ...

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  19. Killer at 17, inmate to be allowed chance at paroleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... Norris Henderson testified that Williams has been rehabilitated and regularly volunteers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary's hospice program. Williams' hearing came because of a landmark 2012 decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court found ...

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  20. Killer at 17, inmate to be allowed chance at paroleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    ... Norris Henderson testified that Williams has been rehabilitated and regularly volunteers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary's hospice program. Williams' hearing came because of a landmark 2012 decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court found ...

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