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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


It's Good To Be Back

Almost a week offline means I came back to an activism email and social media flood.  I am still not completely caught up, and I have to go to work, so today’s blog will be short and sweet. 67 more words


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

George Toca Freed From Louisiana State Penitentiary After 30 Years Of Incarceration

NEW ORLEANS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A Louisiana inmate whose case for leniency is before the U.S. Supreme Court was freed from prison on Thursday after 30 years behind bars in a deal with prosecutors that cancels his life sentence handed down when he was a teenager, his lawyers said. 216 more words


Angola warden Burl Cain considering governor's race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The long-time warden of Louisiana’s state penitentiary says he may run for governor in this fall’s election.

Burl Cain, leader of the Angola prison for 20 years, said people have encouraged him to add his name to the list of candidates for the October election. 109 more words


An Unremembered Grave

A new book! Three characters. Spooky Louisiana setting. Blood.

I don’t live in Louisiana, do not teach history, have never been imprisoned and don’t “believe” in vampires. 846 more words