Angola Prison Rodeo

Approximately 80% of inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola are serving life sentences at what was once considered the most dangerous prison in the United States. 2014 marks the 50th year of the prison commonly called "Angola" hosts their prison rodeo. "Convict Poker", "Pinball" and "Guts & Glory" headline the list of unusual rodeo events along side live music, art and food all provided by the inmates. Only those inmates who have shown good behavior known as "trustees" are allowed to participate in the weekends events which allow them to freely mix and mingle with friends, family and others who just come for the show.During the rodeo, inmates are not bound by handcuffs or locked in a cell. They are surrounded by 10,000 men, women and children who came to see them. They are the stars.

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