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  1. Convicted Lafayette killer Lavergne loses another round in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Advocate

    ... in rural Evangeline Parish they could find Shunick's body. From his solitary cell in the Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola, the now-36-year-old over the last 2 A1 2 years has filed 30 federal lawsuits and numerous appeals in state court contesting ...

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

    Wednesday Jan 14 | 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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  3. Three Former Correctional Officers At Angola Prison Sentenced for Abusing an Inmate and Cover-UpRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Media Newswire

    Three former correctional officers with the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, were sentenced today before United States District Judge James J. Brady for the Middle District of Louisiana for abusing an inmate and engaging in conduct to cover up the criminal conduct. Mark Sharp, 33, received 73 months.

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    Sunday Jan 11 | The Advocate

    While atheist billboards sprout roadside between Louisiana and Pensacola, Florida, drivers on Interstate 10 in Lafayette are confronted with one touting Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Warden Burl Cain as a gubernatorial candidate. This is definitely a case of different strokes for different folks.

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  5. Louisiana Governor's race is heating upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    ... is going to have find a way to over come the fact that he is a democrat," Stockley said. As for possible candidates, Angola Warden Burl Cain and State Treasurer John Kennedy are rumored to be considering a run, as is New Orleans Mayor Mitch ...

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  6. Former Angola guards sentenced over brutal beating of inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Russia Taday

    One former jailer, Mark Sharp, was handed a 73-month sentence on Thursday this week by United States District Judge James J. Brady for the Middle District of Louisiana, seven months after the ex-Angola guard pleaded guilty to civil rights violations related to the January 2010 incident. Two other former Angola officers who witnessed the attack but did nothing to stop it were sentenced to probation and minor fines, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday, and another, Jason Giroir, is scheduled to be sentenced later this month after admittedly falsifying a report about the incident and making false statement about it to federal investigators.

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  7. Angola Warden Burl Cain accused of role in inmate beating, lawsuit saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain was one of several corrections officials named as a defendant in a civil suit filed in 2010 by an inmate who claimed his rights were violated when he was severely beaten in the back of a pickup truck after attempting to escape from the prison at Angola. Four corrections officials pleaded guilty in 2014 for their roles in the beating.

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  8. Three former Angola officers sentenced for roles in admitted beating of convicted killerRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Advocate

    An Angola penitentiary guard who admitted to beating a handcuffed convicted killer following a 2010 escape try was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday by a Baton Rouge federal judge. Mark David Sharp, 32, was the third former corrections officer to admit to federal charges in the beating of Roy McLaughlin of Baton Rouge.

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  9. 1-8 9am Tommy, should death row get AC?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Do death row inmates deserve AC? Tommy talks to Marjorie Esman, the Executive Director of the Louisiana ACLU, about a debate over the conditions on death row at Angola When you go to a movie you're football game unison on the yen during the mettler does it matter Tia I had matters I'm going to be on the NID to what you will be on hand. Beyond this.

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  10. Warden says no plans in place to cool down death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Angola warden Burl Cain says he has not taken any steps to install a cooling system on death row. A federal judge has ruled that the state needs to take more measures to cool off death row during the hot summer months.

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  11. Angola warden Burl Cain considering governora s raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The long-time warden of Louisiana's state penitentiary says he may run for governor in this fall's election. Burl Cain, leader of the Angola prison for 20 years, said people have encouraged him to add his name to the list of candidates for the October election.

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  12. Angola Warden Mulls Running for GovernorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | WYLD-FM

    The long-time warden of Louisiana's state penitentiary says he may run for governor in this fall's election. Burl Cain, leader of the Angola prison for 20 years, said people have encouraged him to add his name to the list of candidates for the October election.

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  13. Burl Cain coy on 2015 governora s race but talks Angola issuesRead the original story

    Monday Jan 5 | The Advocate

    Burl Cain isn't ready to say whether he will run for governor this year, but the long-time warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Monday down-played complaints over the heat on Louisiana's death row, touted budget cutbacks that have been made at the prison while the inmate population has grown and shied away from opining on recent controversies over the drugs used in lethal injections. Speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club, Cain, a Republican starting his 20th year over the nation's largest maximum security prison, wouldn't outline a timeline for deciding whether to run for governor.

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  14. National art website includes 2 Prospect.3 exhibits in its Best of 2014 listRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | NOLA.com

    ... Singleton's work so powerful is its unsentimental, practically documentary recording of events, from executions at Angola to drug dealers on the streets of New Orleans." What: "Prospect.3: Notes for Now" is an art festival featuring 58 individual ...

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

    Dec 24, 2014 | 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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  16. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | The Advocate

    Angola warden Burl Cain told The Advocate earlier this month that he's cautiously considering a run for governor next year because he's being urged to do so via social media . Baton Rouge Area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp posted this photo from I-10 in Lafayette today on Twitter .

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

    Dec 18, 2014 | 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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  18. NOPD's evidence room isn't as bad as it was, but it's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | 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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  19. The never- ending ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | 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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  20. Supreme Court to review Louisiana case involving sentences for young convictsRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2014 | 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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