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Louisiana Number One in Incarceration

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 o...

What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Last month, at the age of 71, after 41 years in solitary confinement, and less than three days of freedom, Herman Wallace died of cancer in Louisiana. He once asked me: "Why would you be my friend? Are you forgetting that I don't believe in God?"

Sarah Shourd: What Everyone Ought to Know About Angola 3 and Solitary Confinement

Amnesty International | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Amnesty International

Until recently, both Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox had been held in solitary confinement for 4 decades in Louisiana - longer than almost any other...

Redemption and Retribution

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

In today's New York Times, Campbell Robinson writes about Angola and Warden Burl Cain. Of the over 5,000 prisoners held at Angola, less than 200 are ever expected to leave.

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup: The Smug Face of Black Poverty and the Feds Take on America's "Toughest" Sheriff.

J.D. Bell | Posted 02.15.2012 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Gene Marks's epic poverty fail, faith-based slavery in a Georgia prison, and making the mundane crunk.

In Serving Life Prison Hospice Care Teaches Inmates About Dying With True Dignity

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 09.28.2011 | Entertainment
Adrian Margaret Brune

Serving Life shows a different take on the U.S. penal system's obligation to dying prisoners and those trying to change their lives before it's too late.

Trymaine Lee

Former Prisoner Receives Polk Award | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.15.2011 | Media

At a podium inside the Roosevelt Hotel last week, Wilbert Rideau, 69, stood before an audience of academics and journalists, as he prepared to deliver...

Should Judicial Mistakes Weigh Heaviest on the Poor?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

In what began as an armed robbery gone bad, Gene Toca was convicted based on misidentifications by two eyewitnesses. Though it remains doubtful that he was even at the scene of the crime, he's been in prison since 1985.

Christmas Day in a Louisiana Dungeon

Ira Glasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Glasser

It's Christmas Day, and Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace are about to begin their 37th year in the dungeon of Angola Prison. A crucifixion. Where is the public outrage that will resurrect them?