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  1. James Gill: Right to jury trial not all ita s cracked up to beRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Advocate

    ... He was found guilty of shooting 16-year-old Steve Thomas at a Harvey nightclub in 2002, and is doing life at Angola. It is a major stain on our criminal justice system that a defendant can suffer such a fate when two jurors were convinced of his ...

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  2. NOPD's evidence room isn't as bad as it was, but it's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | NOLA.com

    Judge Laurie White speaks with the media before hundreds of bikes are loaded onto an 18-wheeler at the New Orleans Police Department's Central Evidence and Property Room in New Orleans Tuesday, July 8, 2014. More than 500 bicycles were being sent to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola this week for repairs before being later given out to residents.

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  3. The never- ending ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Best of New Orleans

    ... local and parish offices across the state. Last week, Burl Cain , warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (aka Angola), said he may be running for governor. Cain told Baton Rouge TV station WBRZ he was praying about the issue. Cain served for two ...

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  4. Supreme Court to review Louisiana case involving sentences for young convictsRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | The Advocate

    ... veral rounds of appeals about his responsibility for the crime that landed him at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, including that witnesses mistakenly identified him as the shooter.

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  5. Justices to review sentences for young convictsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NOLA.com

    ... veral rounds of appeals about his responsibility for the crime that landed him at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, including that witnesses mistakenly identified him as the shooter.

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  6. Juror who voted C-Murder 'not guilty' admits to leaning on bible during '09 trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NOLA.com

    ... to agree in order to reach a verdict. Miller, 43, is serving a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he has been confined to Camp J, the prison farm's most restrictive area reserved for rule-breaking inmates. Authorities ...

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  7. Louisiana prosecutors bend the rules again seeking a death sentence: James VarneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NOLA.com

    ... evidence in a death penalty case. On Thursday, Judge Jerome M. Winsberg, the retired New Orleans judge handling the Angola 5 trials in West Feliciana, issued a ruling that provided the latest twist to that never-ending saga. After more than $10 ...

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  8. United States among global winners as oil prices fall, Wall Street Journal reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NOLA.com

    ... to fund most of their economies will be hit hard by the low prices. The Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Angola will be hit the hardest as they will lose about 20 percent of their gross domestic product. Major oil exporters like Saudi ...

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  9. Angola warden considering run for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Burl Cain, the longtime warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, may be considering a run for governor in 2015, according to several media outlets. "I'm not seeking it, but if it's seeking me, that's got to make it more special," Cain, a Republican, told The Advocate.

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  10. Louisiana prisoners get horticulture licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | The Arizona Republic

    ... In this April 15, 2014 photo, inmate James Dupre works inside a greenhouse at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. Inmates at the penitentiary are getting state licenses in landscaping and horticulture. The goal is a better shot at ...

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  11. Lifers, short-timers get horticulture licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | KLTV Tyler

    ... Photo/Gerald Herbert). In this April 15, 2014 photo, inmates harvest turnips at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. Inmates at the penitentiary are getting state licenses in landscaping and horticulture. The goal is a better shot at ...

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  12. Letter: Work-release ties to warden questionedRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | The Advocate

    In response to the letter from Warden Burl Cain, I disagree with his interpretation of the article in The Advocate. He is, in fact, the warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, a very high-security facility that does not have any inmates eligible for work-release.

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  13. Inmates at Angola make syrup the old-fashioned wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... can strengthen the local community's economy, increase local job growth and bring a sense of 'newness' to the city. Angola Prison has harvested cane and is making syrup from two popular south Louisiana strains. Warden Burl Cain said the prison ...

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  14. Two Inmates Who Escaped Prison Get Caught Two Hours LaterRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 30 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    Two inmates who were able to successfully escape the prison in Angola, La., were caught a short time later. Officials say the two convicts used gloves to climb over razor wire.

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  15. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Advocate

    ... - their client's date with the death chamber. Robertson, 47, is on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for the brutal New Year's Day 1991 stabbing deaths of Morris Prestenback, 76, and his wife, Kazuko, 71, in their Dalton Street ...

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  16. At Angola prison, short timers learn trades, coping skills from lifersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | NOLA.com

    It was drug abuse that landed Austin Ray Morrish at the Louisiana State Penitentiary , the 18,000-acre West Feliciana Parish farm once known as the bloodiest prison in the United States. Since January, when he pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and alprazolam, the former Mandeville resident has been tethered to convicted murderers and rapists who have no expectation that they'll ever leave Angola.

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  17. Angola inmates make sugar cane syrup the old-fashioned wayRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Inmate Russell Waxler, right, pulls out 'slack' from a mule-powered sugar cane grinder at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Tuesday, as inmates and corrections staff work together to make syrup from sugar cane planted on the prison's grounds. In background are inmate Pete Clement, left, and Angola Field Operations Captain Marks Allen, center.

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  18. Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox's 4 decades of solitary confinement 'barbaric beyond...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | NOLA.com

    The Fifth Circuit Court of appeals on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, upheld a decision to overturn the conviction of Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox related to the 1972 murder of prison guard Brent Miller. and in Saturday's print edition of the paper suggests the solitary confinement in Louisiana of Albert Woodfox, the last imprisoned member of the Angola 3, may amount to torture .

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  19. Louisiana AG 'committed' to keeping Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox's imprisoned despite court rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Times-Picayune

    The Fifth Circuit Court of appeals on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, overturned the conviction of Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox related to the 1972 murder of prison guard Brent Miller. in which they agreed Woodfox's conviction for the 1972 murder of a prison guard should be vacated.

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  20. New trial order for Woodfox upheldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | BayouBuzz.com

    A federal court of appeals this week upheld the new trial ordered for Albert Woodfox, the "Angola 3" member who has spent decades in solitary confinement after multiple convictions for his alleged role in the 1972 stabbing death of a Louisiana prison guard. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not weigh the evidence against Woodfox but instead agreed with U.S. District Judge James Brady that Woodfox's 1993 indictment by a West Feliciana Parish grand jury - his second in the case - was tainted by racial discrimination in the grand jury foreperson selection process.

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