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  •  We know a lot about Angola prison (1+ / 0-)
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    because Wilbert Rideau, a convicted murderer, became an award-winning  newspaper reporter while serving a 50-year sentence there.

    His writing in the 70s helped reform many of Angola's most odious practices, including the prison administration's encouragement of sexual slavery among the prisoners.

    But by 1995 a new warden took over and began cracking down, according to Rideau, who was since released.

    Authorities periodically order Angloa "cleaned up,"  in the 1940s and again in 1975 and 1989.

    "I got lucky last summer when I got my time, Angola bound
    Well my partner got a 100, I got 99, Angola bound."  (Angola Bound, Aaron and Charles Neville)

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 12:11:31 PM PST

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