Louisiana State Penitentiary http://wwno.org en Death Row Inmate Released From Angola http://wwno.org/post/death-row-inmate-released-angola <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Louisiana man has been released from death row after serving almost 30 years behind bars. New information shows he was not involved in the murder of a Shreveport jeweler in 1983.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 55641 at http://wwno.org Cooling Plan In Store For Louisiana Death Row http://wwno.org/post/cooling-plan-store-louisiana-death-row <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state corrections department says the only way it can lower heat levels on Louisiana's death row to a federal judge's requirements is by installing air conditioning.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:08:24 +0000 The Associated Press 54249 at http://wwno.org The Legacy Of Herman Wallace, And The Movement To End Long-Term Solitary Confinement http://wwno.org/post/legacy-herman-wallace-and-movement-end-long-term-solitary-confinement <p><a href="http://www.angola3.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Angola 3 </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">refers to three men convicted of murdering a prison guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary more than 40 years ago, in 1972. Robert King, Herman Wallace, and Albert </span>Woodfox<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were accused of the crime, and then held mostly in solitary confinement for decades.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:17:39 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 46748 at http://wwno.org Cornerstone Bus Project Keeps Families Connected To Angola Inmates http://wwno.org/post/cornerstone-bus-project-keeps-families-connected-angola-inmates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend, over 30 cyclists from the New Orleans area will embark on a three-day bike ride to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The third annual “</span><a href="http://www.nolatoangola.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">NOLA to Angola</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” ride raises money for the Cornerstone Bus Project, a faith-based initiative that offers free transportation for families visiting their loved ones in prison.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:26:26 +0000 Nina Feldman 46178 at http://wwno.org Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, 'Bittersweet' Freedom http://wwno.org/post/angola-3-inmate-tastes-brief-bittersweet-freedom Herman Wallace <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/04/229315414/angola-3-inmate-dies-just-days-after-being-freed">died early Friday</a> in New Orleans, three days after gaining his freedom. Wallace had spent the previous 41 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana.<p>While already serving a 50-year sentence for armed robbery, Wallace was convicted of the murder of a prison guard in 1974, along with Robert King and Albert Woodfox. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Arun Rath 45401 at http://wwno.org 'Angola 3' Member Dies After Release From Prison http://wwno.org/post/angola-3-member-dies-after-release-prison <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 71-year-old man who was convicted in the slaying of a prison guard has died less than a week after a judge freed him from a Louisiana prison after he spent more than four decades in solitary confinement.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:20:14 +0000 The Associated Press 45336 at http://wwno.org Grand Jury Re-Indicts Released 'Angola 3' Inmate http://wwno.org/post/grand-jury-re-indicts-released-angola-3-inmate <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A West Feliciana Parish grand jury has re-indicted New Orleans resident Herman Wallace for the 1972 murder of a prison guard just two days after a federal judge overturned the terminally ill man&#39;s conviction and ordered him released from prison after serving more than 46 years for armed robbery and murder.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:20:56 +0000 The Associated Press 45309 at http://wwno.org Dying 'Angola 3' Inmate Freed After Decades In Solitary http://wwno.org/post/dying-angola-three-inmate-freed-after-decades-solitary Herman Wallace, one of the "Angola 3" inmates who spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement for the killing of a guard, has been freed after his conviction was overturned.<p>U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., said Tuesday that Wallace had not received a fair trial.<p>The Associated Press says that Jackson "had also ordered a new trial because women were unconstitutionally excluded from the grand jury that indicted Wallace in the guard's death. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 45120 at http://wwno.org Death Row Inmates Seek Relief From The Heat http://wwno.org/post/death-row-inmates-seek-relief-heat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge in Louisiana is deciding if death row inmates are being held in unsafe conditions from extreme heat. There’s no air conditioning in that part of the state prison in Angola.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 41200 at http://wwno.org Inmate Found Dead at Angola http://wwno.org/post/inmate-found-dead-angola <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Autopsy results are pending in the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:40:33 +0000 The Associated Press 30673 at http://wwno.org