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  1. Angola inmates: Medical care at prison is subparRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Times

    Angola inmates: Medical care at prison is subpar Prisoners have sued Warden Burl Cain over the allegations Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: Angola prisoners have sued Warden Burl Cain and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, alleging substandard medical care at the state penitentiary. The suit's filing comes as a federal appeals court considers a similar lawsuit, filed in 2013, that contends hot conditions on death row at the maximum-security prison constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

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    Thursday May 21 | The Advocate

    Prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola receive quality health care, the state corrections department's medical director said Thursday in response to a lawsuit that described the service as grossly deficient. Dr. Raman Singh, medical and mental health director for the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, acknowledged that Angola's 6,200-plus prisoner population presents its challenges due to the number of elderly inmates and those with chronic diseases.

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  3. State responds to Angola prisoners' lawsuit, says it provides 'appropriate, quality' health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said all of the state's correctional facilities - including the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola - are nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association and meet national standards. The department responded to a lawsuit filed by Angola prisoners who claim they receive insufficient medical care.

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  4. Angola Prisoners Sue for Medical NeglectRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Courthouse News Service

    The Angola, Louisiana state prison does not provide ample and timely medical treatment to its inmates, a class action filed on Wednesday claims. A group of Angola prisoners sued the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, department secretary James LeBlanc, Angola Warden Burl Cain and Assistant Warden for Health Services Stephanie Lamartiniere in Federal Court.

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  5. Angola inmates claim in lawsuit they don't get sufficient medical careRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | NOLA.com

    Angola prisoners have sued Warden Burl Cain and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, alleging medical care at the state penitentiary "falls far beneath constitutional and statutory standards." in Baton Rouge federal court , 12 prisoners allege they are not provided medically necessary treatments, including surgeries, medication and medical devices, and that evaluation, treatment and access to specialty care is routinely delayed.

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  6. Boosie BadAzz Announces First Show Ever at NYC's Webster HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... most recent solo album, 2010's "INCARCERATED," was recorded and released while serving a 96-month prison sentence at Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary. The album earned widespread acclaim, with

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  7. Angola inmate argues that three decades in solitary is unconstitutional punishmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | The Advocate

    ... armed robbery. Keyword Corrections Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSP Warden Burl Cain talks about the project. Angola museum will dedicate totally renovated Red Hat cellblock building. Building is a stop on prison tours. Friday June 15, 2012, ...

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  8. Kenny a oeZulua Whitmore says 1977 trial for killing of ex-Zachary mayor was unfairRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | The Advocate

    Photo by Annie Ourso Kenny Whitmore's lawyers, Rose Murray and Michelle Rutherford , filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to have Kenny Whitmore released from closed cell restriction at Angola and returned to the general population. His other lawyer, Emily Posner and Rutherford are working to a separate case to grant Whitmore a retrial for his murder conviction.

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  9. Jury: Guilty murderer should die for his crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WBRZ

    ... are suffering." Eighty-five people are currently on death row in Louisiana. Eighty-three are men at the state's Angola penitentiary. Two are women at the prison for them in Iberville Parish. The longest-serving people on death row have been awaiting ...

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  10. Boosie Badazz Debuts Touch Down 2 Cause Hell DocRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | KRRQ-FM Lafayette

    ... sake of his family. One scene shows an emotional reunion between the rapper and family just after being released from Angola Prison in his home state of Louisiana. Boosie spent five years at Angola for drugs, weapons and a murder charge in the 2009 ...

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  11. Boosie BadAzz : Touch Down 2 Cause HellRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Examiner.com

    During a veritable hot streak, the Louisiana MC unleashed game-changers alongside Webbie like Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik the following year, culminating with the Top 10 breakthrough Superbad: The Return of Boosie Badazz in 2009. However, 2010 saw him go to prison for 52 months at Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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  12. Boosie BadAzz to Drop Long Awaited New Album 'Touch Down 2 Cause Hell' 5/26Read the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... most recent solo album, 2010's "INCARCERATED," was recorded and released while serving a 96-month prison sentence at Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary. The album earned widespread acclaim, with Released in March 2014 after serving a reduced ...

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  13. 'Lead Belly at 125': a Kennedy Center Salute to American Blues and Folk on April 25Read the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | The George Towner

    ... of the most stirring figures in American history-his time in prison, which included a stint at the sometimes infamous Angola, La., was often embellished in the tough times story-telling Depression. He wrote dozens of songs himself, played a ...

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  14. Common Ground Relief gives Calvin Duncan the perfect birthday present: His first real home.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | NOLA.com

    The first time I met Calvin Duncan, he told me, "My life is a miracle." Those were not the words I expected to hear from a man who had spent 28 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for a crime he didn't commit.

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

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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  16. Angola3 Newsletter - The Waiting Game: 43 Years of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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  17. Angola lifer has conviction overturned, charges dropped for pre-Hurricane Katrina killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | 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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  18. Former Angola lifer freed from house arrest while awaiting new trial, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | 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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  19. Angola prison donates to food bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | 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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  20. Send a Postcard to Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 in Solidarity w/ Baton Rouge VigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | 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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