New Orleans Seminary President Chuck celebrates 20 years of prison involvement
The recent issue of The Atlantic featured a major piece titled “A Matter of Black Lives,” profiling the prison and the prisoners of the infamous institution of incarceration located outside Angola, Louisiana. Here is the description:
There are more than 6,000 men currently imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola—three-quarters of them are there for life, and nearly 80 percent are African American.
As Jeffrey Goldberg reports in “A Matter of Black Lives,” in The Atlantic’s September issue, Angola is the end of the line for many convicted criminals in Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate of any state in the U.S.
In a forthcoming documentary from The Atlantic, we go inside Angola to speak with inmates serving life sentences and with warden Burl Cain, who has managed the prison for two decades.
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