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    Yesterday | 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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  2. At Angola prison, short timers learn trades, coping skills from lifersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | 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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  3. Angola inmates make sugar cane syrup the old-fashioned wayRead the original story

    Tuesday | 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 5th Circuit refuses to reinstate Angola 3 verdict; Attorney says state should release Albert WoodfoxRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | The Advocate

    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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  8. Amnesty International calls for Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox's release after court rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | NOLA.com

    ... the selection of a grand jury foreperson. Amnesty International has followed Woodfox's case, and the case of fellow Angola 3 member -- the late Herman Wallace - for years. "It is time for Albert Woodfox to walk free, and it is unconscionable to hold ...

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  9. 5th Circuit ruling could mean freedom for 'Angola 3'...Read the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | ABA Journal

    An inmate who has been held in solitary confinement for more than 40 years for the alleged murder of a prison guard has won a reversal of his conviction. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a federal judge's decision to overturn the conviction of Albert Woodfox, 67, a member of the so-called "Angola 3," the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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  10. Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox's conviction overturned by federal appeals courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | NOLA.com

    The 5th Circuit Court of appeals on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, overturned the conviction of Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox for his alleged involvement in the 1972 murder of prison guard Brent Miller. overturned for a third time Woodfox's conviction related to the 1972 stabbing of a Louisiana State Penitentiary prison guard, Brent Miller, according to federal court documents.

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  11. Angola warden preaches power of religion to criminal justice studentsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Advocate

    ... produced, even if they'll never again walk outside prison walls, said Cain, who runs Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Cain said that moral instruction, along with giving the 6,000-plus inmate population respect and something useful to do, has ...

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  12. Boosie BadAzz to Release New Album 'Touch Down 2 Cause Hell' This FebruaryRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | 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. Two Inmates Who Escaped Prison Get Caught Two Hours LaterRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 15 | 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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  14. Two Inmates Who Escaped Prison Get Caught Two Hours LaterRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 9 | 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. Prospect.3 live stream panel discussion focuses on prisons and the legacy of slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | NOLA.com

    Moderated by William P. Quigley, law professor and director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University, New Orleans New Orleans photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick have spent years documenting The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and its eerie echoes of historical farm slavery. Tonight , Calhoun and McCormick will join legendary civil rights activist Angela Davis, former Louisiana prisoners, and others in a round table discussion on the Xavier University campus.

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  16. Authorities question grandson in womana s weekend slaying; he was released Friday from prisonRead the original story

    Monday Nov 3 | The Advocate

    A Ville Platte man being questioned Monday in the weekend slaying of his grandmother had been released Friday from the state prison in Angola after serving two years for burglary and theft, state prison officials said. A farmer found 80-year-old Delsy Williams' body on Monday off of La.

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

    Monday Nov 3 | 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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  18. Prisoner: Illegal body searches conductedRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Advocate

    Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. The inmate is Albert Woodfox, 67, one of the Louisiana prisoners supporters have dubbed the "Angola Three," owing to their long stretches in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary in Angola.

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    Wednesday Oct 29 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. The inmate is 67-year-old Albert Woodfox, one of the prisoners supporters have dubbed the "Angola Three," owing to their long stretches in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary in Angola.

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    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Advocate

    Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. The inmate is 67-year-old Albert Woodfox, one of the prisoners supporters have dubbed the "Angola Three," owing to their long stretches in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary in Angola.

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