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  • Judge orders Angola to implement immediately

    May 25, 2014 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has approved the state's plan to cool down death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The Advocate reports Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued the order Friday. Jackson also ordered the immediate implementation of the plan, which includes installing air conditioning... more »
  • Angola prison rodeo hits half-century mark

    April 26, 2014 2:03 PM

    ANGOLA, La. (AP) - They're often thrown like rag dolls or risk being gored by bucking bulls and broncos. But in those few seconds in the spotlight of the rodeo, they are part of the world again. Some of Louisiana's most violent criminals are the stars of the Angola Prison... more »
  • Angola guard arrested in Livingston home invasion

    May 23, 2013 8:46 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 40-year-old corrections officer assigned to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested in a Livingston Parish home invasion case. Lori Steele, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate Maj. Deujon Shane Worsham and two other people were arrested in... more »
  • Symposium focuses on business in Angola

    April 29, 2013 8:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The World Trade Center of New Orleans is offering a symposium on doing business with the African nation of Angola. The session is set for Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave. Attending will be Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos,... more »
  • Phelps begins moving inmates to Angola

    October 2, 2012 9:12 AM

    DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - Officials say C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center began its final month of full operations by shipping a quarter of its inmate population to Angola State Penitentiary. Warden Robert Henderson tells the American Press five buses carrying 230 prisoners departed DeQuincy Monday, headed for the maximum-security prison... more »
  • Group petitions for access at Angola records

    August 21, 2012 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans nonprofit organization wants a federal court order that would require officials of the Louisiana State Penitentiary to grant center attorneys and a medical specialist access to death-row inmates and records at Angola. Advocacy Center attorneys say in a civil lawsuit that prison... more »
  • New Judge Assigned in Angola Five Case

    September 30, 2010 11:04 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - West Feliciana Parish officials say a new judge has been assigned to preside over the trials of five inmates accused of killing a security officer during an escape attempt in December 1999. An order signed earlier this week by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine... more »
  • 5 Lose Jobs in Angola Sex Scandal

    September 20, 2010 6:50 AM

    ANGOLA, LA. (AP) - Warden Burl Cain say four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June. Prison investigative reports allege that some officers accepted cash for providing "security" at two special nighttime club banquets,... more »
  • Judge in Angola 5 case resigns

    August 13, 2010 9:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge hearing the trials of five Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates accused of killing a security officer nearly 11 years ago has resigned from the case, citing family health issues. Several defense attorneys told The Advocate they were shocked when retired Orleans Parish District Judge... more »
  • Authorities: Louisiana inmate Confesses to Fla. Killing

    May 13, 2010 9:26 AM

    ANGOLA, La. (AP) - A Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate serving life for killing two women has confessed to a 17-year-old killing in Florida. The Volusia County sheriff says 38-year-old Romalis Gordon confessed to the April 1993 slaying of 20-year-old Christine Lazzaro, of Rochester, N.Y., during her spring break trip to... more »

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