Louisiana State Penitentiary

Type: Organization
Name: Louisiana State Penitentiary
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Early release date of second impaired driver angers victim's mother

Sean M. Holloway (Photo: LPCC)A Duson mother who lost her son to an impaired driver is questioning the workings of the judicial system after learning that her son's killer will be released from jail after serving only 15 months of a three-year senten ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Finding Hope: Protecting Religious Freedom In Prison

In October, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Holt v. Hobbs, which involves the following:Abdul Muhammad, an Arkansas inmate, has been denied the ability to grow the ½ inch beard his Muslim faith commands—even though Arkansas already allows inmates ... [Published Acton Commentary - 7 hours ago]
Entities: Religion, Prison, Angola
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

State seeks ruling reversal

Sept. 13, 2014Saying a federal judge is micromanaging the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, state officials are asking a federal appellate court to reverse the judge’s finding that hot conditions at the prison’s death row are unconstitutional.In ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Convicted Drunk Driver Free After One Year; Victim's Family Outraged

Tyson Dupuis was just 26-years-old the first time he was charged with drunk driving. According to court documents, that happened over a decade ago on August 9th, 2003. He pleaded guilty under Article 894, which allows someone who pleads guilty to have ... [Published KATC 3 - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 2 reports

Moral Rehabilitation begins at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. –  State Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein said Thursday he’s excited about the possibilities that a new Moral Rehabilitation program will provide.The program will give inmates at Mount Olive State Prison in Fayette County an ... [Published WVMetroNews - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Mother sentenced in death of son, 3

Advocate storySept. 04, 2014Mother sentenced in death of 3-year-oldLAFAYETTE — A mother who pleaded guilty to negligence in allowing her boyfriend to beat her son to death in months of abuse was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison at hard labor, ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

A welcome softening of 'tough on crime'?

SACRAMENTO After moving to California in 1998 during the last months of a governor’s race pitting Lt. Gov. Gray Davis against Attorney General Dan Lungren, I was shocked to find that my Midwestern notion was off about my new state’s politics. The debate ... [Published U-T San Diego - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Man accused of inappropriate conduct with Angola inmate dies in tragic accident

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (WAFB) -A St. Francisville man is dead after being crushed in the cab of a vehicle by a fallen tree, according to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office.Danny Daniel, 64, died from his injuries after a tree fell lengthwise and ... [Published WAFB - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

5 Outstanding Equestrian Shows

It’s off to the races at each of these equestrian events that are jam-packed with excitement and activities galore.  From taking part in an old English sport to anjoying hours of galloping fun, there’s no doubt that the horse is the main attraction. So ... [Published Travel Pulse - Aug 25 2014]
Entities: Melbourne Cup, horse, Angola
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 5 reports

Angola worker accused of inappropriate behavior

10:39 AM by Brock SuesUpdated: Aug 14, 2014 12:10 PMSource: WBRZST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in West Feliciana Parish said they arrested an Angola maintenance worker on charges of malfeasance in office late Wednesday afternoon after he was accused ... [Published WBRZ-TV - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

Halle Berry: Billy Bob Thornton Dishes About ‘Monster’s Ball’ Sex Scene

[ Life ]Halle Berry is gorgeous! That’s one thing all of her fans can probably agree on!Now, one of her former co-stars is sharing what he truly thinks of the stunning beauty! Billy Bob Thornton has nothing but great things to say about the 48-year-old ... [Published WebProNews - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Inmate Spends 28 Years in Solitary. A Louisana Warden Is Finally Considering Letting Him Out.

Kenny "Zulu" Whitmore lives in a 6 foot by 9 foot cell. Aninmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, he spends 23hours a day alone in his cell and gets one hour a day out toshower, exercise, or walk around. This has been his life for the past ... [Published REASON Online - Jul 30 2014]

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"I was okay with him serving three years. I was okay with it because I was tired of fighting," Karen Stelly of Duson said Monday. "Now you're telling me he's getting out in 2015? That's not three years."
"Somebody better do something. Or street justice will be served" says Paula Romero, Mitchell Romero's mother
"I am committed to the Moral Rehabilitation concept that we have embarked on,” Rubenstein said. “I honestly feel, in the future, we will also see this as having a tremendous impact on the juvenile justice system as well. I sincerely applaud everyone involved for taking this historical first step.”"
...fund, Bowman said Cannizzarro as district attorney recused himself from investigating, so an impartial authority could take a looklook at it. "If (Cannizzarro's) opponent is saying that was wrong, that should give voters of the community some pause to wonder what he would have done in that situation."

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Early release date of second impaired driver an... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - 6 hours ago]
Finding Hope: Protecting Religious Freedom In P... [Published Acton Commentary - 7 hours ago]
State seeks ruling reversal [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 14 2014]
Convicted Drunk Driver Free After One Year; Vic... [Published KATC 3 - Sep 12 2014]
Moral Rehabilitation begins at Mount Olive [Published WVMetroNews - Sep 11 2014]
Mount Olive inmates can now pursue college degr... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
Mount Olive offers inmates a chance at a colleg... [Published WVVA - Sep 11 2014]
Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party [Published Dissident Voice - Sep 07 2014]
$163,000 in unpaid taxes, campaign finance viol... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 06 2014]
Mother sentenced in death of son, 3 [Published The Advocate - Sep 05 2014]
Mother sentenced in death of son, 3 [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 05 2014]
After 41 Years in Solitary, 'Angola Three' Pris... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 04 2014]
A welcome softening of 'tough on crime'? [Published U-T San Diego - Sep 03 2014]
Man accused of inappropriate conduct with Angol... [Published WAFB - Aug 31 2014]
5 Outstanding Equestrian Shows [Published Travel Pulse - Aug 25 2014]
Illinois prison hospice offers care, redemption [Published McClatchy DC - Aug 18 2014]
Angola worker accused of inappropriate behavior [Published WBRZ-TV - Aug 14 2014]
Angola prison worker accused of inappropriate c... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 14 2014]
Angola employee accused of malfeasance in office [Published WBRZ-TV - Aug 14 2014]
Angola maintenance worker accused of inappropri... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 14 2014]
Angola maintenance worker accused of inappropri... [Published WAFB - Aug 14 2014]
Halle Berry: Billy Bob Thornton Dishes About ‘M... [Published WebProNews - Aug 14 2014]
Halle Berry: Billy Bob Thornton Dishes About ‘M... [Published WebProNews Feed - Aug 14 2014]
2014 Best in the Business List of Submissions [Published Insurance News Net - Aug 09 2014]
Marshall cold case resolved [Published Marshall News Messenger - Aug 07 2014]
Inmate Spends 28 Years in Solitary. A Louisana ... [Published REASON Online - Jul 30 2014]
Inmate Spends 28 Years in Solitary. A Louisana ... [Published Hit & Run - Jul 30 2014]
What 28-Years of Solitary Confinement Does to t... [Published TIME.com - Jul 29 2014]
Louisiana Warden May Release Inmate From 28 Str... [Published TIME.com - Jul 29 2014]
Black Panther Spends 35 Years In Solitary, Ward... [Published Crooks and Liars - Jul 21 2014]
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Inmate Spends 28 Years in Solitary. A Louisana ... [Published Hit & Run - Jul 30 2014]
Kenny "Zulu" Whitmore lives in a 6 foot by 9 foot cell. An inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, he spends 23hours a day alone in his cell and gets one hour a day out toshower, exercise, or walk around. This has been his life for the ...
What 28-Years of Solitary Confinement Does to t... [Published TIME.com - Jul 29 2014]
Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore, 59, has spent the last 28 consecutive years in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, but a prison warden says he may be released to the general inmate population. Whitmore reportedly spends 23 hours ...
Louisiana Warden May Release Inmate From 28 Str... [Published TIME.com - Jul 29 2014]
A prisoner who has spent 28 straight years in solitary confinement may be released into the general prison population, according to the Louisiana warden who has allegedly kept him confined in a 6 by 9 foot cell for 23 hours a day. Burl Cain, the warden ...
Black Panther Spends 35 Years In Solitary, Ward... [Published Crooks and Liars - Jul 21 2014]
The warden of America's largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs. Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore ...
Ten years later: Dan Gilbert on life after &#82... [Published TED Blog - Apr 11 2014]
Dan Gilbert gave his first TED Talk in February 2004;  The surprising science of happiness was one of the first we ever published, in September 2006. Here, the Harvard psychologist reminisces about the impact of TED, shares some suggestions of useful ...
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