Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire (Page 2)

Louisiana State Penitentiary Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Louisiana State Penitentiary. (Page 2)

Results 21 - 40 of 466 in Louisiana State Penitentiary

  1. What I learned about journalism after 27 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 31 | Columbia Journalism Review

    ... and editor with The Angolite magazine, the award-winning, inmate-produced publication at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the view from "the other side" was as frustrating as it was instructive. Now that I'm free, the perspective on "this side" is ...

    Comment?

  2. Corrections department to alter policies that allow employees to work ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 2 | The Advocate

    ... by the rodeo was not being deposited in the state treasury. A maintenance supervisor at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola who spent part or all of at least 21 work days in 2015 overseeing renovations to a private home owned by then-Warden ...

    Comment?

  3. Two bills to end death penalty filed by Louisiana legislatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 31 | The Advocate

    ... by the governor. Louisiana has 73 men and one woman awaiting execution on death row in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The legislation would not overturn their sentences. But the state has no executions scheduled and no lethal chemicals ...

    Comment?

  4. Elayn Hunt inmate dies after stabbing last week, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 30 | The Advocate

    ... lle Parish Sheriff's Office. News of the Elayn Hunt stabbing comes a day after an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was stabbed by another offender on Wednesday.

    Comment?

  5. Faith at Angola PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 30 | Commonweal

    Louisiana State Penitentiary, a.k.a. Angola, is America's largest maximum-security prison, housing over 6,300 inmates in five separate complexes on 18,000 acres of a working prison farm. Cellblock and dormitory units are still called "camps," a holdover from the time when the grounds of the prison were still a plantation, where slaves were assigned to various work camps.

    Comment?

  6. Louisiana inmates sue over solitary confinement on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 30 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Three inmates on Louisiana's death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells "the size of an average of home bathroom." A class action filed Wednesday claims prison officials are violating the constitutional rights of death row prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

    Comment?

  7. Death row inmates sue Louisiana over solitary confinement at AngolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 29 | NOLA.com

    Inmates on Louisiana's death are confined in inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in windowless cells "the size of an average home bathroom," according to a lawsuit challenging the practice. Attorneys for three death row prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola filed a class action Wednesday against prison officials, claiming the solitary confinement conditions violate the inmates' constitutional rights.

    Comment?

  8. Louisiana death row inmates sue officials over 'extreme' solitary confinement practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 29 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon Shot 5/5/11 00025579b Aerial view of the offices and death row area of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angloa. ORG XMIT: LABAT Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon Shot 5/5/11 00025579b Aerial view of the offices and death row area of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angloa.

    Comment?

  9. Department of Corrections: Angola inmate hospitalized after another...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 29 | The Advocate

    An inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries on Wednesday after he was stabbed by another offender, Department of Public Safety and Corrections Communications Director Ken Pastorick said. Pastorick said that the stabbing happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday in cell block C in the main prison.

    Comment?

  10. Here's what you said about the prospect of releasing old, sick prisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 28 | NOLA.com

    Clyde Giddens, in wheelchair, passes the time in the geriatric ward at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Thursday, January 25, 2017. (Photo by Ted Jackson, NOLA.com Louisiana spent about $75 million on prisoner health care in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Prison officials have proposed cutting that expense somewhat by giving old, sick and possibly dying inmates a shot at getting out of prison , especially if they have family or friends who would take care of them.

    Comment?

  11. Air-conditioner fire causes smoke damage to officers' dorm at AngolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | The Advocate

    An electrical malfunction in an air-conditioner caused a small fire that resulted in quite a bit of smoke in an officers' dorm at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Assistant Warden Gary Young said the fire caused no security breach, did not affect the inmates, and none of the officers were injured.

    Comment?

  12. How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Emanuel Lee runs out of breath easily, even when he is just getting up from his bed to walk a few feet to the bathroom. He has a severe form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that's confined him to a hospital ward, one of two here at the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary, where Lee's doing life for strangling his girlfriend in New Orleans.

    Comment?

  13. Angola Rodeo finances will be investigated further by legislative auditorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | NOLA.com

    An inmate holds on tight in the bull-riding competition Sunday, October 9, 2011, during the 47th annual Angola Prison Rodeo at Louisiana State Penitentiary. The 'Wildest Show in the South,' features professional rodeo acts and inmates taking on bulls and wild horses.

    Comment?

  14. La. lawmakers ask for deeper dive into prison rodeo financesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Louisiana state lawmakers have asked auditors to review a decade of financial documents from the prison rodeo held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. The scrutiny comes after an audit released in January by Purpera's office found extensive financial problems at the Angola prison.

    Comment?

  15. Lawmakers ask for deeper dive into Angola prison rodeo financesRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2017 | WBRZ

    Louisiana state lawmakers have asked auditors to review a decade of financial documents from the prison rodeo held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. The request to Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera was lodged Tuesday by the Legislative Audit Advisory Council.

    Comment?

  16. Meet the 4-day-old colt, Tebo Stardust, who's NOPD's newest police horseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The New Orleans Police Department is getting into the business of breeding its own horses for its Mounted Unit, and welcomed its first foal on Friday . The Percheron-Thoroughbred cross was bred at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola .

    Comment?

  17. Criminal justice reforms can make Louisiana safer and save money: OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A guard on horseback leads a Louisiana State Penitentiary work crew to the fields at Angola on Nov. 21, 2014. A new set of suggestions to change Louisiana's prison and sentencing laws could save taxpayers $305 million over the next 10 years and reduce the state's prison population by 13 percent, about 4,800 inmates.

    Comment?

  18. Community column for March 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    John Nicholas, right, spoke about his 42-year incarceration at Louisiana State Penitentiary to the Broadmoor Presbyterian Chronologically Gifted and Talented on Feb. 15. From left are Mary Murphy, Sherry Beard, Marion Forbes, Jim Calhoun, speaker Linda Fjeldsjo and Bill Noonan. St. Louis Altar Society -- Gathering at the St. Louis King of France Catholic Church Altar Society luncheon on Feb. 27 are, from left, the Rev.

    Comment?

  19. Thumbs Up/Thumbs DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    ... game March 11. Shirley Whittington, former head of the Emergency Medical Services department at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, pleaded guilty last month in U.S. District Court to wire fraud linked to funds meant for recreational ...

    Comment?

  20. Louisiana must stop locking up so many people: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A guard on horseback leads a Louisiana State Penitentiary work crew to the fields at Angola on Nov. 21, 2014. A new set of suggestions to change Louisiana's prison and sentencing laws could save taxpayers $305 million over the next 10 years and reduce the state's prison population by 13 percent, about 4,800 inmates.

    Comment?