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Louisiana circa 1910. "Sternwheeler America at Angola Landing, State Penitentiary farm, Mississippi River." 8x10 glass negative.

from UPI

Three prison supervisors indicted in beating of Louisiana inmate

Three former supervisors at the Louisiana State Penitentiary were indicted for allegedly beating a shackled inmate, then covering up the incident.


Louisiana State Penitentiary, Louisiana, US, Formerly known as Angola Prison


In 1889, New York's Electrical Execution Law, the first of its kind in the world, went into effect, and Edwin R. Davis, the Auburn Prison electrician, was commissioned to design an electric chair. Closely resembling the modern device. On August 6, 1890, William Kemmler became the first person to be sent to the chair.


An internal audit by the state’s correctional department concludes that two high-ranking officials at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola diverted at least $160,000 from a fund meant to provide