| May 14, 2012
| 4:06 PM
When the sun sets at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, the inmates and their guards are sent to the dorms. Warden Burl Cain says, "You think about it, you put a female in a dormitory and it has 90 inmates and 25% of them are aggravated rapists...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:35 PM
An Angola woman who admitted she pretended to have cancer will spend the next two months in jail.
A judge has also sentenced April Landis, 27, to pay $4,400 in restitution and to complete 200 hours of community service.
Landis pleaded guilty to...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Miss Universe 2011: The crown goes to Miss Angola, Leila Lopes. The rest of the 2011 Miss Universe Top 5 were Miss China, Luo Zilin, fourth runner-up; Miss Philippines, Shamcey Supsup, third runner-up; Miss Brazil, Priscila Machado, second runner-up;...
| Jan 5, 2010
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball has chosen a retired New Orleans criminal court judge to preside over the trials of five Angola inmates accused of killing a security officer.
The Advocate reports the West Feliciana Parish Clerk...
| Jan 26, 2010
A convicted murderer from Baton Rouge made his third unsuccessful escape attempt Sunday afternoon from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Correctional officers captured him before he could leave the prison grounds.
Roy McLaughlin, 52, serving a life...
| Mar 5, 2010
Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates have shipped off 400 wheelchairs they spent weeks refurbishing and restoring to usable condition.
Two large container trucks arrived at Angola on Thursday to pick up the wheelchairs, which are being shipped to Cuba....
| Mar 16, 2010
A West Feliciana Parish jury has found an Angola inmate guilty of second-degree murder in the 2004 beating death of another inmate.
Thirty-one-year-old Andre Leday is currently serving a 40-year sentence for manslaughter and now faces an automatic life...
| Sep 20, 2010
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.
The Advocate reports prison investigative reports allege...
| Jul 27, 2010
Authorities say investigators have questioned more than 100 people concerning allegations that some state penitentiary employees were "paid to turn their back" while inmates had sexual relations with visiting wives and girlfriends.
| Jul 30, 2010
Prosecutors have filed a motion to set a faster pace for trials of the five Angola inmates accused of killing a security officer more than 10 years ago.
The motion, filed Thursday in state district court in St. Francisville, seeks a Nov. 1 trial for 42-...
| Jan 8, 2011
Togo organizaba este sábado varias ceremonias religiosas para recordar a las víctimas del ataque, el 8 de enero de 2010, contra su delegación de fútbol en la región angoleña de Cabinda, donde el equipo iba a disputar la Copa de África de Naciones.