|Angola State Prison|
By Tony Roberts, Backgate Website
Sitting just next to the Mississippi river on 18,000 acres of farmland three hours north of New Orleans, Louisiana's Angola state prison sticks out like a sore thumb on the bare East Central Louisiana plain. Nick named the Alcatraz of the south, it houses the most inmates in the United States with 5,000 inmates being overseen by just 1,800 staff members. Angola houses mostly lifers, matter of fact, one out of every two are convicted murderers, and is host to Louisiana's death row. Angola has also been home to the Angola prison rodeo since 1964, which makes it the longest running inmate oriented rodeo in the United States, or the world for that matter.
|2011 Angola prison rodeo contestant (inmate)|
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