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Angola has donated a guard tower and cell has been donated to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture which is scheduled to open sometime in 2016. To see the Angola cell arrive at the Smithsonian for installation, click here Also read an article at the Smithsonian Magazine online here. Also see […]

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The museum’s biannual symposium is scheduled for Spring/Summer, 2016. Due to the popularity of the 2001 Prison Music Symposium, the museum will do another prison music symposium with new and added features. The 2016 symposium plans to feature scholars of Louisiana’s music, musicians who’ve performed at Angola and former and present prisoner musicians. Dr. Benjamin Harbert should […]

(Angola, LA.) Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary James M. LeBlanc, Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain and The Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation are proud to announce the following, highly distinguished individuals, as 2015 inductees to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame. The Honorable Fabian Blache, Jr. Executive Director, La. Association of Chiefs […]

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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 […]

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The Angola Prison Rodeo is back Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015, offering the best in prison rodeo excitement! Warden Burl Cain invites the public to view the wildest rodeo show in the south. Witness black and white striped cowboys compete in heart-stopping events like – Convict Poker, Wild Cow Milking, Bull Riding, […]

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More than 1,500 sacks of fresh mustard and collard greens have been donated to a Baton Rouge Food Bank. Angola Prison Warden Burl Cain says the large shipment of perishable greens was delivered Tuesday. Angola representatives says that the “staff and offenders are fortunate to have the opportunity to be good neighbors” to Louisiana. More […]

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A guard tower and jail cell from the Louisiana State Penitentiary will be hauled from Angola to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a new Smithsonian branch scheduled for opening in 2015. The guard tower comes from Angola’s Camp H, while the jail cell hails from the prison’s Camp A. Angola Warden […]

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