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18 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Wicker, Curtis inducted in Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Louisiana's adjutant general and an appeals court judge from Jefferson Parish are among this year's inductees to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, Prison, Baton Rouge, LA, State Prisons

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Time

Louisiana Warden May Release Inmate From 28 Straight Years in Solitary

"When I can conclude he's not gonna cause me the blues, then he can come out of the cell" A prisoner who has spent 28 straight years in solitary confinement may be released into the general prison population, according to the Louisiana warden who has allegedly kept him confined in a 6 by 9 foot cell for 23 hours a day.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Northwestern University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

BayouBuzz.com

Angola warden weighs ending inmate's solitary confinement

A man who has spent 28 straight years in solitary confinement - one of the longest stints in a U.S. prison - may soon be released into the general inmate population.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

The Advocate

Ex-Jetson guard fired again for probe of actions

Hours after darkness consumed one of the shortest days of last year, a scene of utter chaos unfolded inside a juvenile corrections dormitory, pitting the young convicts locked inside against one another in a raucous battle.

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Related Topix: Prison, Baker, LA, State Prisons, Angola, LA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and six other inductees will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Friday.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, State Prisons, Prison, Angola, LA, Baker, LA

National Public Radio

Hot Prisons Could Be Deadly For U.S. Inmates, Advocates Warn

A judge ruled earlier in this year that that constituted cruel and unusual punishment, but installation is on hold pending a state appeal.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Texas Government, Texas

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Times

Accused hit man Larry Thompson pleads not guilty

Accused hit man Larry Thompson Sr. celebrated his 71st birthday today with an outing from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola to the Caddo Parish Courthouse, where he was asked to enter a plea in a 1979 Shreveport homicide.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Raw Story

Warden's offer of Christian rehab suggests Black...

The warden of America's largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Times-Picayune

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Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter listens to a presentation in an automotive repair class at the Louisiana State Penitentiary Thursday.

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NOLA.com

Prisoner re-entry program successfully pairs short-timers with lifers: Jarvis DeBerry

For most of our recent history, Louisiana felons sentenced to do time at Angola haven't any hope of returning home.

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Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons, Slidell, LA, Opinion

RecordNET

This week -- Published July 16, 2014

Torrence Hatch, a rapper/hip-hopper from south Baton Rouge, La., has been rebuilding his career since his release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary on March 5. He'd served five years of an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to drug charges.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Take Five, Jazz, Stockton, CA, Pop/Rock, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Lil Boosie at James L Knight Center

For all Lil Boosie fans out there, Mr "Bad Azz" himself will be performing at the James L. Knight Center on Saturday, July 19th.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Washington Times

The prison that dared to pray: Angola used faith, family to stem violence

In the sweltering heat of the 18,000-acre prison here, a joyful declaration over a loudspeaker pierced the suffocating air.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

KWNN-FM Stockton

Lil Boosie

Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in early March.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

NOLA.com

Hundreds of bikes being brought to Angola as part of inmate re-entry program

More than 500 bikes cluttering up the New Orleans police department's central evidence storage will be removed Tuesday and taken to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, according to a press release.

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NOLA.com

Weapons, bulletproof vests go missing from Louisiana Department of Corrections

About a dozen guns and 40 bulletproof vests went missing from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections over a three year period.

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Related Topix: Dixon Correctional Institute, State Prisons, Prison, Angola, LA, Leblanc, LA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WBRZ

High court won't intervene in death row heat suit

A Supreme Court justice has refused to intervene in an ongoing case about hot conditions on Death Row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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Alabama Live

Lousiana rapper Lil Boosie plays the Mobile Civic Center Friday

Lil Boosie's exit from prison, and his return to recording and performing, have been hotly anticipated by fans.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Entertainment

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The News-Star

Boys tell Walsworth about their visit to prison

The newest class of boys enrolled in the Deputies Making a Change program shared their experience visiting the Louisiana State Penitentiary with Sen. Mike Walsworth as he visited with the class Wednesday at Jack Hayes Elementary School.

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NOLA.com

Leo Jackson and Cornerstone Builders of New Orleans help the formerly incarcerated

The day Leo Jackson, then age 27, walked into the Louisiana State Penitentiary to begin a double-life sentence term, the Angola prison was known as the "bloodiest" in the nation.

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