Wednesday Apr 16
Family settles over inmate death at Angola
A $24,000 settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused two now-former Louisiana State Penitentiary guards of trying to cover up an inmate's 2007 strangulation death.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Barry Scheck: Stunning new case highlights how race bias corrupts juries
Last month, Glenn Ford, an African-American man, walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary after spending thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Towns, officials fight pipeline closure
A multibillion-dollar hedge fund's plan to abandon a leaky, money-losing gas pipeline that serves thousands of consumers in Louisiana could force some people to pay up to 15 times as much for natural gas, according to opponents of the proposal.
After Serving 30 Years For A Crime He Didn't Commit, Glenn Ford's Wish List Is Being Fulfilled
In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Razor Wire, Prison Cells, and Black Panther Robert H. King's Life of Resistance
A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time , focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King , who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana's infamous Angola State Prison in 2001.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Rapper C-Murder seeks new trial in teenager's slaying
Corey 'C-Murder' Miller, pictured in August 2006, is serving a life sentence in prison for his conviction of killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas of Marrero in a Harvey nightclub in 2002.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Witness: No funds for expert witness in Landon Broussard trial
An administrator for the Louisiana Public Defender Board testified Monday there currently is no money to fund expert witnesses needed to defend Landon Broussard, a Lafayette man accused of killing his girlfriend's child.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Toughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost reality
Former Louisiana State Penitentiary death row inmate Glenn Ford walks out of the prison in Anglola, La., on March 11. WILTON, N.Y. - For more than three decades, the only people who could appreciate the most dramatic views in Saratoga County near the mountain cottage where former president Ulysses S. Grant drew his last breath have been convicts ... (more)
Thu Mar 27, 2014
La. loses round in execution drug disclosure case
A federal appeals court Thursday refused to block a lower court's order requiring the state to provide a condemned killer with information about the seller and maker of drugs the state uses in executions.
Loyola at Angola
Members of the Loyola community stand outside Louisiana State Penitentiary after visiting inmates enrolled in the institute's certificate program.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
One of the longest serving prisoners on death row has begun to...
Personal assistant who discovered L'Wren Scott's body among forlorn family and friends arriving in LA on the eve of the designer's private Hollywood funeral One of the longest serving prisoners released from death row has begun to rebuild his life with the help of an Amazon wishlist donated to him by the kindness of strangers His death sentence was ... (more)
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Monterey County Herald
In Monterey, Sister Helen Prejean talks of internal conflict
Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean honored a request from death row inmate Patrick Sonnier, facing execution at Louisiana State Penitentiary in 1984, when he asked, "Pray for me, I hope God holds my legs when I make that walk."