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  Louisiana State Penitentiary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angola is the Louisiana State Penitentiary and is estimated to be the largest prison in the U.S. with 5,000 inmates and over 1,000 staff.
The land that has become Angola Penitentiary was purchased by Isaac Franklin from Francis Routh during the 1830s with the profits from his slave trading firm, Armfield and Franklin, of Alexandria, Virginia and Natchez, Mississippi as four contiguous plantations.
Samuel James ran the plantation using convicts leased from the State of Louisiana.
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 LSP History
In that year the first Louisiana State Penitentiary was built at the corner of 6th and Laurel Streets in Baton Rouge using a plan similar to a prison in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Union Troops occupied the penitentiary during the Civil War, and in 1869 the lease was awarded to a Confederate Major by the name of Samuel James.
The 18,000-acre Louisiana State Penitentiary, surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi River, has repeatedly faced serious threat of flooding, a situation made worse by its substandard levees, the only ones along the river that were not engineered and monitored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
www.corrections.state.la.us /lsp/history.htm   (1227 words)

 Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum/The Angola Story
LSP consists of 18,000 acres of the finest farm land in the south.
LSP is part of a statewide network of adult institutions operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
LSP, however, is the only institution in the state of Louisiana classified as a maximum security prison.
www.angolamuseum.org /story.htm   (3028 words)

 State Penitentiary
Hence, in October 1844, the state leased the prison facility and all the prisoners therein to James A. McHatton and William Pratt for a five-year period at a cost of $25,000.
Apparently the state believed it had been short-changed in previous leases, for the 1857 agreement stipulated that all prison-generated profits be split evenly between the lessees and the state.
The old penitentiary continued to be used as a receiving station, hospital, clothing and shoe factory, and a place for executions until it was finally closed in 1917.
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 Archives: Hospice in Prison - Louisiana State Penitentiary Hospice Program.
Known as "the farm," the Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) is located on 18,000 acres of prime agricultural land 53 miles northwest of the state capitol in Baton Rouge and is surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi River.
The LSP hospice provides an opportunity for men who live in the altered community of the prison and who have worked to move themselves closer to the positive end of the moral continuum to show themselves in new light as compassionate citizens who give their time and effort to improve their community.
Because inmates are wards of the state, the prison staff functions as primary caregivers to the hospice patients.
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 Free the Angola 3!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (LSP), commonly referred to as The Farm, is located 60 miles northwest of Baton Rouge in the town of Angola in rural West Feliciana Parish.
Bordered by the Mississippi River, this amalgamation of former slave plantations was converted into a state penitentiary in 1901 and named after the West African country Angola because most of the slaves on the plantation were taken from that region.
Angola is the largest prison in the United States, comprising 18,000 acres of what prison officials refer to as “the finest farm land in the South.” Continuing to operate under the slave labor model of production, Angola maintains a beef herd of roughly 1,500 cattle and processes approximately 4 million pounds of vegetables each year.
www.prisonactivist.org /angola/31years.html   (2478 words)

 PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER at boston university | northeast exposure
The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) at Angola, our nation's largest state penitentiary, is located in West Felicia Parish, approximately fifty-nine miles northwest of Baton Rouge.
LSP currently houses and employs approximately 1,500 correctional officers to supervise and secure the over 5,000 inmates that are incarcerated there.
The penitentiary itself is composed of multiple "mini-prisons," the Main Prison Complex (housing approximately 2,500 inmates) as well as five out camps collectively housing approximately 2,600 inmates.
www.bu.edu /prc/taggart.htm   (881 words)

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He stated that in April 1972, he and others were committed to a plot to kill twelve known fl “snitches.” The plot called for all the snitches to be killed simultaneously in different parts of the prison on the day Miller ended up being killed.
In addition, the state had in its possession documentary evidence to prove that its witnesses had given multiple and conflicting statements to the authorities, yet these statements were not disclosed to the defense.
United States, 295 U.S. Towards that end, and with full recognition of the sometimes competing interests of a sovereign’s advocate, the Court has established the core principles governing the prosecution’s obligations and duties respecting the introduction of false evidence and the suppression of evidence that is favorable to a defendant.
www.prisonactivist.org /angola/docs/woodfoxappeal.doc   (20858 words)

 Louisiana State Troopers Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Louisiana State Police has taken possession of 268 pieces of debris located within the state and transferred to federal authorities for further examination.
The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory CODIS DNA Unit received official notification of the match, and Texas authorities have been notified.
The Louisiana State Police is proud to announce that, once again, we will be joining nearly 1,700 other law enforcement agencies in a crash crackdown.
www.lsta.com /custom/webpage.cfm?content=newsletter&id=18   (305 words)

 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
          Plaintiff Shannon Cassels is imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana.
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Regulation No. C- 03-005(7)(B)(1) provides that mail to “identifiable attorneys” “may be opened and inspected only in the presence of the inmate-addressee” (emphasis in original).
The application of Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Rule IV to place Cassels in Administrative Segregation pending his appearance before the Disciplinary Board denied him the minimum Due Process guaranteed by §2 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana (and the Louisiana Disciplinary Rules and Procedures).
www.laaclu.org /cassels-complaint.html   (3075 words)

 Capitol Watch : Your Guide to Louisiana State Government
Louisiana State Penitentiary, the state's maximum-security prison at Angola, is one of the two adding golf facilities.
Although most inmates at Angola never will leave, Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain said some prisoners do return to free society, justifying the cost of the golf holes, he said.
By having a golf course in the village outside the fence, the state benefits by having trained personnel at the prison to respond to emergencies, he said.
capitolwatch.reallouisiana.com /html/37E5C784-6A8C-4083-BE1C-80FD6B47C874.shtml   (878 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Freed journalist's partner still in prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The transfer, according to a state police commander at the time, was because Sinclair kissed his wife in the prison parking lot.
Sinclair was transferred out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola after becoming a government witness and, at some point, he and Rideau had a falling out.
His wife, a one-time television journalist who met Sinclair at the Louisiana State Penitentiary while interviewing him in the early 1980s, said her husband cannot open his eyes because of an ailment that appears to be a neuromuscular disease.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/01/19/freed_journalists_partner_still_in_prison?mode=PF   (850 words)

 08-402 Corrections Services - Louisiana State Penitentiary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP), a maximum security facility, is located at Angola, on an isolated 18,000-acre site in the bend of the Mississippi River.
On the LSP grounds is a community of approximately 250 homes and 750 people (staff and family members), which is supported by a post office, community center, grocery store, and recreational facilities.
The mission of the Louisiana State Penitentiary is to protect society from those individuals whose disrespect and violation of the law have caused them to be incarcerated as well as to assist offenders in becoming productive members of society by instilling the positive traits and values that are predominant in American society.
www.state.la.us /opb/exec-bud00/08-corr/08-402.html   (436 words)

 Angola Penitentiary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is one of the largest and most notorious maximum security prisons in the country.
The penitentiary occupies 18,000 acres of the prime farm land that was once a 19th century plantation--the Angola Plantation--named after the area in Africa that supplied most of the plantation's slave labor.
Angola Penitentiary is also home to 1,800 employees who live in town, descried as the "safest in America," located in the middle of the penitentiary.
ludb.clui.org /ex/i/LA3158   (236 words)

 The Pulse of America - TIME.com
In Louisiana, as the guards say, life is life; such a sentence here carries with it no possibility of parole.
Cain says he makes it his business to stand beside the execution table and talk quietly to the condemned man as the needle is put in, and hold the murderer's hand through the seven minutes it takes for the poison to kill.
For the ones allowed to die natural deaths, Cain is trying to change state law to allow for at least the possibility of parole, to get some of his geriatric prisoners out of the system.
www.time.com /time/reports/mississippi/day11.html   (723 words)

 Louisiana State Penitentiary: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Angola is the Louisiana State Penitentiary and is reckoned to be the largest prison in the US with 5,000 inmates—80 per cent of whom are fl—and over 1,000 staff.
The state of Louisiana (Louisiana: A state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War) only assumed full control in 1900.
There is also a museum which features among its exhibits Louisiana's old electric chair (electric chair: An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair), last used in 1990.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/louisiana_state_penitentiary   (486 words)

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In addition to various official state documents, the written history of the institution is based primarily upon three major sources: prison officials, prisoners, and historians.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary, surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi River and the rugged Tunica Hills on the fourth, is located in West Feliciana Parish, 59 miles northwest of the state capitol of Baton Rouge.
Better known as "Angola," it is the state's only maximum security prison, manned by an army of 1,800 employees with an operating budget of $83,113,734 for the current fiscal year.
www.where2guide.com /TouristTrail/otherinterest/otherangola.html   (1306 words)

 Eastern State Penitentiary :: Prison Museum Links
The facility was established in 1872 to handle the overflow from the State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison.
Kingston Penitentiary officially opened in June 1835 under the reign of King William IV, British North America's first "penitentiary" was initially called the "Provincial Penitentiary of the Province of Upper Canada", or the "Provincial Penitentiary" for short.
The mission of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation is to support and promote the historical, educational, and cultural role of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum.
www.easternstate.org /links/prison-museum.html   (5341 words)

 No prison break-outs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, is one of the biggest maximum security prisons in the United States.
The ownership of the slaves shifted from the rural aristocracy to the state.
He has the doctor's report, which states that one of the women who claimed Vincent raped her was not raped, and a statement in which one of the women who identified him as the rapist said that “all niggers look alike”.
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 List of Louisiana state prisons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of state prisons in Louisiana.
It does not include federal prisons or county jails located in the state of Louisiana.
The Official Louisiana State Department of Corrections website can be found here:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Louisiana_state_prisons   (82 words)

 PDIA Newsletter September 1998, Number 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, the largest prison in the United States, is located on 18,000 acres of farmland along the Mississippi River 60 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Louisiana has the toughest sentencing laws of any state in the country.
The Angolite: The Prison Newsmagazine, Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
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 State penitentiary holds first 4-year graduation - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thomas Strong said he was thankful for people throughout Louisiana who have supported this program and have given sacrificially of their time, as well as their financial means.
The graduation is a result of the tri-partnership between Judson Baptist Association in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Baptist Convention and New Orleans Seminary.
Applauding this partnership, Nelda Seal, Women's Missionary Union director and women's ministry coordinator for the state of Louisiana, came to the ceremony to congratulate the students.
www.bpnews.net /printerfriendly.asp?ID=5261   (1456 words)

 ducts.org best of ducts
The Angola Prison Rodeo is held each October at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Upon seeing the sign "Louisiana State Correctional Facility" and the guards, all thoughts of trying to smuggle anything in, like at a concert or ball game, vanished quickly.
Angola was once rated the worst prison in the United States.
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 Cybergolf Louisiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Once called "the bloodiest prison in America," the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has gradually become one of the most progressive and well-managed prisons in the U.S. Despite its forward-thinking philosophy, the facility would still be considered one of the more unlikeliest places on Earth for a new golf course.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is located in West Feliciana Parish, about 59 miles northwest of Baton Rouge.
The penitentiary houses over 5,100 inmates, and employs 1,500 correctional officers to supervise and secure the detainees.
www.cybergolf.com /states/index.asp?id=1098&placeID=216   (653 words)

 San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
After 29 years in solitary confinement at Angola, confined to a 6 by 8-foot cell for a minimum of 23 hours every day, King was released on Feb. 8, 2001, and was given a financial package with which to cope with life on the outside in the form of a check for 10 U.S. dollars.
Meanwhile, Wallace and Woodfox, who were falsely convicted of murdering a white prison guard in 1972, at a time when the Louisiana State Penitentiary was a cauldron of racism, violence and rape and known as the “bloodiest prison in America,” remain to this day in solitary confinement, their 33nd year.
Woodfox and Wallace both have criminal post-conviction appeals pending that the state is dragging through the courts at a painfully slow pace.
www.sfbayview.com /042005/thirtythree042005.shtml   (813 words)

 Operation Starting Line Newsroom - Press Kit
Louisiana State Penitentiary Opens The Gates for Public to Join Inmates in the Nation’s Largest Prison Event, Easter Sunday, March 31
The entire community is invited behind the gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (once known as the Alcatraz of the South) to join thousands of inmates, corrections officials, and local prison volunteers in what will be the nation’s largest public/inmate prison event.
Operation Starting Line and hundreds of volunteers in Louisiana and Mississippi began the prison outreach in state and federal correctional facilities during the summer of 2001.
www.demossnewspond.com /osl/releases/angola/uprisingrls3602.htm   (330 words)

 Thirteen/WNET - Online Pressroom - Press Release
Louisiana State Penitentiary is the largest maximum security prison in the country, with 5200 inmates - many of whom have a history of violence.
But Burl Cain, warden of the Penitentiary since 1995, was determined to change that.
Frustrated by the lack of funding for rehabilitation and education programs, Cain, a southern Baptist, decided to provide value and a sense of moral responsibility to inmate's lives by offering a nationally accredited four year Bible College to interested inmates.
www.thirteen.org /pressroom/release.php?get=1156   (241 words)

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