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Beller on Angola Prison and the Shadow of Slavery | The New Yorker

Thomas Beller writes about Angola Prison, forty miles from New Orleans, and Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick’s (Lower Nine) Prison Industrial Complex photo series on life inside. 271 more words

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Burl Cain, Angola Prison, and Becoming a Prison Pen Pal

I volunteered to become a Prison Pen Pal.

My wife and I went to Willow Creek Church in south Barrington last weekend, and we saw the pastor, Bill Hybels, interview a man by the name of Burl Cain, a warden at Angola Prison in Louisiana. 1,004 more words

Catholic Christianity

Weep For Your Inhumanity America Because…Glenn Ford

Weep For Your Inhumanity America Because…Glenn Ford

“Let me tell you where you are going to spend the next 30 years of your life. In an 8 x10 foot cell, no windows, white walls, with toilet and a bunk and maybe a desk. 949 more words

The One That Got Away

Every year at this time, the man and I go to his hometown of Bremond to attend the barbecue and auction to benefit St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 457 more words

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American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

Crops stretch to the horizon. 72 more words

SonniQ reblogged this on My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison and commented:

This goes along with several recent posts about slavery and the 13th amendment. People need to realize slavery is not a dead issue in America. People just choose to look the other way so they can pretend this is a "Christian" nation. Angola Prison touts itself as a Christian prison with chapels all over the grounds and inmates carrying bibles so they show they comply. http://facebook.com/jamielifeinprison . . .Blog posts and news about injustice in the world Sonni Quick piano music complete list

Good News! The Eisenger Element 

I turned in the first edits on this novel back in February and have been awaiting the second edits patiently. Finally broke down and asked for status again last night and I should have them shortly. 194 more words

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Robert King, One of the Angola Three, Reflects on Life in Solitary

Robert King watched the world alone through a small window in his cell for almost three decades as a member of the “Angola Three.”

“We were caged up,” he told… 74 more words