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  1. After Serving 30 Years For A Crime He Didn't Commit, Glenn Ford's Wish List Is Being FulfilledRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | 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.

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  2. Owen Courreges: Does anyone really support 20-year sentences for marijuana possession?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 7 | Uptown Messenger

    ... After third offense, the maximum goes up to twenty years . Regardless of one's opinion of marijuana, 20 years in Angola for reefer is more than a bit excessive. A person caught with a single dime bag for a third time can receive a sentence double of ...

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  3. Rapper C-Murder seeks new trial in teenager's slayingRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 1 | The Times-Picayune

    ... deprived him of a fair trial. Miller, 43, is serving his sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, for his second-degree murder conviction in the Jan. 12, 2002, death of Steve Thomas, 16. The Marrero teenager used a fake identification ...

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  4. Witness: No funds for expert witness in Landon Broussard trialRead the original story

    Monday Mar 31 | The Advocate

    ... at the wrists and ankles, attended the hearing Monday after being transported from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he'll now resides. A trial date has not been set. Before the hearing started, Broussard spoke to an elderly relative, ...

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  5. Louisiana House passes bill to expand death penaltyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 31 | NOLA.com

    ... $19,167 to be housed by the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections per year. Bottom Line : The case of the Angola 5, which cost the state $10 million to prosecute, was brought up repeatedly during discussion of the bill. Landry said he ...

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  6. We're either suffering or recovering from white supremacy: Jarvis DeBerryRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 27 | NOLA.com

    ... other black people in high positions. No doubt about that. But if those proto-Americans were to visit Louisiana's Angola (or just about any other American prison for that matter) they wouldn't be surprised to see so many black people in chains. They ...

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  7. One of the longest serving prisoners on death row has begun to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 25 | Daily Mail

    ... had done occasional yard work. But his conviction was quashed and he walked free from Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, on the 12 March, wearing a simple jean jacket, jumper and beanie hat, carrying all of his worldly possessions in two tiny ...

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  8. LPSO new facility almost ready for inmatesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 24 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    ... has five different buildings and almost 246 beds for inmates. An interesting fact about the beds? They were made at Angola. The new facility was in high demand due to the current over-crowding at the downtown jail. "Two things are critical, give us ...

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  9. Redford, Gibney, Sarandon: Why conservatives should oppose the flawed death penalty, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 21 | Salon

    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. 1 comment

  10. Bills would give some Louisiana judges sentencing optionsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 21 | The Town Talk

    ... who would spent about two years in a job training and morals adjustment program at Louisiana State Penetentiary at Angola, the state's largest maximum-security prison. The House Judiciary Committee Thursday approved three bills -- one each by state ...

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  11. Louisiana judges could have new sentencing optionRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 20 | The Daily Advertiser

    ... option for nonviolent felons who would spent about two years in a job training and morals adjustment program at Angola, Louisiana's largest maximum security prison. The House Judiciary Committee Thursday approved three bills -- one each by state ...

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  12. Judges to have new sentencing optionRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 20 | The Times

    ... Burrell, D-Shreveport - that allows judges in those judicial districts to send felons who meet specific guidelines to Angola, Louisiana's largest maximum security prison, for a concentrated job training and morals-building program. Instead of ...

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  13. Louisiana should kill the electric chair's return: James Varney/chatRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 19 | NOLA.com

    The death chamber at Louisiana's Angola State Prison has a gurney for lethal injections.

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  14. 3-18 3:10pm Open Mind : Violent Crime Victim SupportRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    ... was no trial. Right OK and the district attorney had no communication with you -- saying whatsoever so he goes off to Angola. You're thinking for. A double life sentence. Hard labor. Never to be seen again you assured us that even despite the plea ...

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  15. jewel bush: Freedom for Glenn Ford, but no justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 18 | Uptown Messenger

    ... misconduct. Or perjury. Or that he received an inadequate legal defense. For three decades, Ford sat on death row in Angola, one of the most sadistic maximum-security prisons on the planet, one that harkens back to the days of chattel slavery, a ...

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  16. Letter: La. prison statistics unsettlingRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... training and counseling, more prisoners would be employed, paying taxes instead of costing taxpayers money. Even Angola's warden agrees. Something must be done to bring us in line with the rest of the United States. As we all know, Louisiana is in ...

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  17. TMZ: Boosie bunch possibly getting reality show gigRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2014 | WBRZ

    ... pping the show to Oxygen, WE, and Fuse. No deals have been announced, according to the post. Boosie was released from Angola after serving time for drug charges last week. ********** Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

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  18. Public defenders important part of justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2014 | The Times

    ... Shreveport robbery and murder that he did not commit. Mr. Ford is Louisiana's 32nd exoneree, and his three-decades on Angola's death row make him almost the longest-serving innocent prisoner in the nation. As with most wrongful convictions, it is ...

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  19. Freed after 26 years on death row - with St. Paul attorney's helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2014 | TwinCities

    In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the news media Tuesday as he leaves the maximum security prison in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row.

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  20. "I told you God could do it:" Ex-wife of death-row inmate reactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2014 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... Pelley. This will be the first time she'll be seen since Glenn Ford was released from prison. Ford walked out of Angola Tuesday for the first time in 30 years. The Caddo Parish man was convicted in the 1983 murder of Shreveport jeweler Isadore ...

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