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Wednesday | Grits for Breakfast

Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit...

At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: " Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas? " She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of death row inmates in the Angola unit in Louisiana which may soon cause our Bayou State neighbors to "join ... (more)


Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Prison, State Prisons, Louisiana

Tue Aug 26, 2014

New York Post

David Blaine puts on magic show for dangerous inmates

David Blaine performed a show for a crowd including Bloods and Crips members at a Manhattan detention center.


Related Topix: David Blaine, Prison, State Prisons

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Advocate

Angola maintenance worker accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate

A maintenance worker at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate, has been arrested on a felony count of malfeasance in office, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning.


Related Topix: Prison, Angola, LA, State Prisons, St. Francisville, LA

Wed Aug 06, 2014


Fighting death: At 75, nun's soul still stirs for cause

A young Prejean, right, and her sister Mary Ann with their father. She grew up, she says, in a privileged home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, oblivious to the racism and poverty around her.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Prison, State Prisons, Death Penalty

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Times

Killer won't be prosecuted for murders in DeSoto, East Texas

Self-confessed hit man Larry Thompson won't be prosecuted for murders in DeSoto Parish and East Texas in an agreement reached with prosecutors of those jurisdictions.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, State Prisons, Marshall, TX

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Power to the people

"Because of my political beliefs and affiliation in the Black Panther Party, I have spent the last 35 years in solitary confinement," writes Kenny Zulu Whitmore in an open letter to the visitors of Disobedient Objects , a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

San Francisco Bay View

Angola warden ponders releasing Zulu from 35 years in solitary - but he's a Panther

A man who has spent 35 years in solitary confinement - one of the longest stints in a U.S. prison - may soon be released into the general inmate population.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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 .


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