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  1. Lawyers weigh in on whether Angola inmate Albert Woodfox should have third trial in 1972 killingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Advocate

    With a Baton Rouge federal judge raising the possibility of barring another retrial of Albert Woodfox in the 1972 slaying of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard, state prosecutors and Woodfox's attorneys have weighed in on whether the 68-year-old "Angola 3" member should face a third trial in the decades-old case. Woodfox's unanimous 1973 and 1988 murder convictions in the stabbing death of Brent Miller were overturned, the latter in 2013 by U.S. District Judge James Brady , due to grand jury issues.

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  2. Angola3 Newsletter - The Waiting Game: 43 Years of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Indybay.org

    ... at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon to pray for Albert Woodfox, the last of the Angola 3 still in prison, and his brother, Michael Mable, said he hopes that he will see his brother as a free man within both their ...

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  3. Angola lifer has conviction overturned, charges dropped for pre-Hurricane Katrina killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | NOLA.com

    ... his handcuffs and Stewart was able to change into a pair of dark slacks and a red shirt, but kept on his black Angola-issued Crocs. "Man, I'm feeling good!" Stewart exclaimed once he exited the courtroom, while relatives surrounded him, hugging and ...

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  4. Former Angola lifer freed from house arrest while awaiting new trial, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | NOLA.com

    A former Angola lifer who was granted a new trial after being jailed on a murder conviction for more than two decades no longer has to remain on house arrest, an Orleans Parish judge ruled Thursday . Jerome Morgan, who was released from jail in February 2014 after spending more than 20 years behind bars for a killing he said he did not commit, will no longer be required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet, part of a monitoring program run by Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman's office.

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  5. Angola prison donates to food bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    More than 1,500 sacks of fresh mustard and collard greens have been donated to a Baton Rouge Food Bank. Angola Prison Warden Burl Cain says the large shipment of perishable greens was delivered Tuesday.

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  6. Send a Postcard to Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 in Solidarity w/ Baton Rouge VigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Indybay.org

    April 17, 2015 will mark 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were first placed in solitary confinement at the notorious Louisiana State Prison known as "Angola." A3 Newsletter: Baton Rouge Prayer Vigil on April 12 Marks the 43rd Year of Albert Woodfox's Solitary Nightmare At 2PM on Sunday, April 12, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Reverend Dr. Patricia T. Bates will be hosting a prayer vigil to mark Albert Woodfox's 43rd year in solitary confinement.

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  7. James Gill: Capital punishment a Caddo Parish cottage industry in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | The Advocate

    ... by the state bar's Disciplinary Board for failing to turn over evidence favorable to David Brown, one of five Angola lifers tried in 2012 for the murder of a guard. Brown's death sentence was thrown out late last year. Cox, meanwhile, remains much ...

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  8. Angela: Can we save education by releasing elderly prisoners?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    ... of the ACLU. She joined me on "An Open Mind" today to discuss her idea, and she was joined by none other than Angola warden Burl Cain, who so happens to be the longest-serving warden in the entire United States. I had looked at some studies that ...

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  9. 3-31 3:10pm Angela: on prison reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Angela talks with Angola warden Burl Cain and Marjorie Esman of the Louisiana ACLU about how state prisons could be reformed to save money and aid with the state budget shortfall. Do you know what the Louisiana budget for the department of corrections is.

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  10. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The Caddo Parish man walked free in March 2014 after spending almost 26 years on death row at Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola. Ford, now 65, was sentenced to death row for the 1983 death of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker.

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  11. Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death RowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Switched

    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. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after a judge approved the statea s motion to vacate his murder conviction in the 1983 killing of a jeweler.

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  12. Stephanie Grace: Louisiana justice system subject to human flawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | The Advocate

    Louisiana's compensation fund for wrongfully convicted defendants would seem to be tailor-made for tragic situations like Glenn Ford's. Ford endured more than three decades on death row at Angola for a deadly armed robbery that prosecutors now concede he didn't commit.

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  13. Glenn Ford's no murderer, but hands not completely clean, judge saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | The Times-Picayune

    Glenn Ford will not receive state-mandated compensation for spending nearly three decades on Angola's death row before his exoneration last year, a Caddo Parish judge ruled Friday . Ford, 65, petitioned the state for wrongful conviction and imprisonment compensation roughly nine months after Louisiana prosecutors -- acting on "credible evidence" of his innocence -- filed a motion to vacate his 1984 conviction for the murder of Shreveport jewelry and watch repair shop owner Isadore Rozeman.

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  14. Free after 3 decades in prison, sprinting toward a new lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The next big thing that comes around, Chicken George wants a piece of the action. "I'm trying to build an empire," said George Toca, who has settled into his sister's house in New Orleans East after three decades at Angola State Penitentiary.

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  15. UN: US is violating Kenny Zulu Whitmore's right to be free from tortureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | San Francisco Bay View

    The U.N. concludes that the U.S. government has violated Kenny Zulu Whitmore's right to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Zulu, held for over 35 years in Louisiana's Angola Prison, an 18,000-acre former plantation, in solitary confinement for a murder he didn't commit, enraged prison officials soon after he arrived by joining the Angola 3 in forming the first prison chapter of the Black Panther Party.

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  16. Guest commentary: Time to get rid of the death penaltyRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Advocate

    ... on with the false hope that it does not happen again. It will happen again. Other innocent persons will be sent to Angola to await their death. By stroke of luck or divine providence, some will be exonerated, and for the other innocents, they will ...

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  17. Ex-prosecutor apologizes for putting La. inmate on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | New York Daily News

    The lead prosecutor that locked wrongfully accused Glenn Ford in a "hell hole" at Angola's death row in 1984 has apologized for a "miscarriage of justice." Then 33-year-old A.M. "Marty" Stroud III celebrated his successful conviction of Ford with a round a booze with his friends, a memory he now calls "sick" in a public apology published this week.

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  18. Glenn Ford's murder trial more about 'winning' than justice, former prosecutor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | NOLA.com

    The former Caddo Parish prosecutor who helped wrongly convict Angola death row inmate Glenn Ford nearly three decades ago says in a gripping letter that he helped "contributed to the miscarriage of justice." "I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself," writes A.M. Stroud III in a lengthy letter originally sent to the Shreveport Times and shared with NOLA.com Stroud, who left for private practice in 1989, and fellow assistant district attorney Carey T. Schimpf prosecuted Ford for the 1983 murder of Shreveport jewelry and watch repair shop owner Isadore Rozeman.

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  19. Man freed after decades on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2014 | The Times

    ... 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. SHREVEPORT, La. -- A man who spent nearly 30 years on Louisiana's death row was freed Tuesday after a court vacated his ...

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  20. Louisiana festival guide 2015: 6 fests that are worth the driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Times-Picayune

    ... craft show and sale, and a rodeo each day at 2 p.m. Admission: $15. Louisiana State Penitentiary, 17544 Tunica Trace, Angola, 225.655.2030, email info@angolarodeo.com . Festival International de Louisiane, the largest Francophone fete in the United ...

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