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Life Inside July 29
This spring, a judge ruled that the healthcare at the Louisiana State Penitentiary violated prisoners’ Eighth Amendment rights. Lois Ratcliff tells the horrifying story of her son Farrell’s decline and death.
Prisoners from the Ferguson Unit picking cotton outside of Huntsville, Texas, in 1968. The unit was named after James E. Ferguson, a governor in the 1910s with a troubled record of condoning anti-Mexican violence.
News July 29, 2020
Many prisons, especially in the South, are named after racist officials and former plantations.
Norris Henderson founded Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) to organize incarcerated people to engage in civic issues after he was released from Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Life Inside March 12, 2020
"We asked ourselves: Do we want to change our conditions, or do we want to change our circumstances?"
Case in Point May 3, 2016
In a notorious Louisiana case, a judge gets in a last kick.
Albert Woodfox at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans, La. on Feb. 19.  He was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. earlier in the day.
Q&A February 21, 2016
After 42 years in solitary, Albert Woodfox walks free.
News December 14, 2015
For 20 years, Burl Cain both punished and preached.
Commentary February 19, 2015
In the case of this wrongfully convicted man, Louisiana says $0.00.