Louisiana State Penitentiary

Type: Organization
Name: Louisiana State Penitentiary
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Angola warden: Work programs do help rehabilitate prisoners

Regarding the recent story on prison work release (and those on WWL-TV), I would like to set the record straight.First of all, as a prison warden with many years of experience, I could just incarcerate and release prisoners at the end of their sentence ... [Published The Advocate - 17 hours ago]
Entities: Angola, Prison, Crime
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cyclists helping bridge the gap

Forty cyclists set off from Orleans Parish Prison on Friday morning bound for the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola , a three-day trek designed to raise money for a bus service that allows families to visit loved ones in the state’s prison syste ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Panel Declines to Combine Suits Targeting Texas Prisons

Huntsville Unit in Texas.A federal panel has refused to coordinate lawsuits filed on behalf of inmates in Texas state prisons who died or suffered heat strokes from soaring temperatures during the summers of 2011 and 2012.The Texas Department of Criminal ... [Published National Law Journal - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Murder verdict in 2011 Vermilion Parish shooting reduced

A second-degree murder conviction in a Vermilion Parish shooting death from 2011 has been reduced to negligent homicide by a state appeals court.Quint Mire, 51, was found guilty of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting Julian Gajan during a hunting ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Sheriff injured at Angola Prison Rodeo

11:51 AM by Russell JonesUpdated: Oct 6, 2014 11:51 AMSource: WBRZANGOLA - The sheriff's office said West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel is recovering after he was injured over the weekend at the Angola Prison Rodeo.The department said Daniel ... [Published WBRZ-TV - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

49 Years of Guts & Glory – Angola Prison Rodeo

facebookIt’s time for The Angola Rodeo , the longest running prison rodeo in the nation! Since 1965 thousands of folks from all over the USA head to Angola for great rodeo entertainment, and wonderful arts and crafts.From Angola Prison Rodeo – ‘What began ... [Published 973 The Dawg - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 2 reports

POV Wins 2014 News & Documentary Emmy® Award for 'Herman's House'

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The POV (Point of View) film "Herman's House" won the 2014 News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming, it was announced on Sept. 30 by the National Academy of Television ... [Published TickerTech.com - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Impose order requiring cooling on death row, inmates’ attorneys ask federal appeals court

17:21 Advocate staff file photo MARK SALTZ -- The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.Sept. 30, 2014Sweltering heat on Louisiana’s death row poses a serious risk of harm to three condemned killers with hypertension and other ailments, and a Baton ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for Hospital Exams

Some rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault . An investigation by the Times-Picayune found that many victims of sexual assault were being billed by hospitals after they sought treatment and, in ... [Published TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Louisiana Legislature starts to look at death penalty costs

State Sen. JP Morrell, D-New Orleans, is heading up a new Capital Punishment Fiscal Impact Commission. The group's first meeting was Wednesday morning.Louisiana doesn't have a well-researched estimate of how much it is spending on capital punishment trials ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 3 reports

Farmer hurt in barn blaze

18:28Advocate staff reportSept. 18, 2014A St. Francisville man was severely burned and a 7,000-square-foot building was incinerated when the man’s tractor struck a large gasoline tank Thursday morning on Pittman Road, West Feliciana firefighters said ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 19 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]

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...during his interrogation on July 20-21, 1996, and that the statements he made were freely and voluntarily given," Connick said in the affidavit. "Be that as it may, I concluded that without his confession, the conviction of Thibodeaux could not stand and that, therefore, in the interest of justice, it should be vacated."
"DAs think this is what their people want," Lindner said "It's up to us to tell the Legislature we don't want that. We want alternatives and reasonable solutions."
If Prop 47 passes, Hughes noted, it could cut down on the target audience for prison ministries. But, he said, "anything is better off than being in prison for these men and women who have committed these felonies."

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Angola warden: Work programs do help rehabilita... [Published The Advocate - 17 hours ago]
Jefferson Parish sheriff asks federal judge to ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 19 hours ago]
NAPABA presents pro bono honors [Published Asian American Press - Oct 22 2014]
Confessed serial hit man has more to tell [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Oct 19 2014]
Cyclists helping bridge the gap [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 18 2014]
Jindal's funny-money secret budget surplus is k... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 17 2014]
Panel Declines to Combine Suits Targeting Texas... [Published National Law Journal - Oct 11 2014]
Murder verdict in 2011 Vermilion Parish shootin... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Oct 08 2014]
SMALL TOWNS BIG GUNS [Published The Advocate - Oct 08 2014]
Criminal justice leaders discuss 'St. Slammany,... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Oct 08 2014]
The cruel and increasingly usual punishment of ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Oct 06 2014]
Sheriff injured at Angola Prison Rodeo [Published WBRZ-TV - Oct 06 2014]
49 Years of Guts & Glory – Angola Prison Rodeo [Published 973 The Dawg - Oct 05 2014]
Angola Prison Employees Reflect on Rodeo History [Published LSU Daily Reveille - Oct 04 2014]
California Prison Reform's Biggest Backer Is Al... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 02 2014]
POV Wins 2014 News & Documentary Emmy® Award f... [Published TickerTech.com - Oct 01 2014]
POV Wins 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® Award ... [Published SPi World News - Oct 01 2014]
Impose order requiring cooling on death row, in... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 30 2014]
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Louisiana Legislature starts to look at death p... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 25 2014]
Warden calls for churches to help break cycle o... [Published Associated Baptist Press - Sep 24 2014]
No Disposable People: Warden Burl Cain and the... [Published Christian Post - Sep 22 2014]
American Queen Steamboat Co. wins top award for... [Published KALB - Sep 19 2014]
Farmer hurt in barn blaze [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 19 2014]
Farmer hurt in barn blaze [Published The Advocate - Sep 19 2014]
Man severely burned in barn fire, firefighter i... [Published WAFB - Sep 18 2014]
Cold-case detectives pursue La. inmate [Published The Advocate - Sep 18 2014]
Warden calls for churches to help break cycle o... [Published Baptist Standard - Sep 16 2014]
Early release date of second impaired driver an... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 15 2014]
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The cruel and increasingly usual punishment of ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Oct 06 2014]
You must read the story of Kalief Browder in the Oct. 6 issue of the New Yorker , about how three years of this young, black man’s life were wasted away in the notorious Rikers Island prison, all because the criminal justice system couldn’t get ...
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Some rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault . An investigation by the Times-Picayune found that many victims of sexual assault were being billed by hospitals after they sought treatment and, in ...
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Some rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault . An investigation by the Times-Picayune found that many victims of sexual assault were being billed by hospitals after they sought treatment and, in ...
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 ...
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