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Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 50th Anniversary

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo, drawing thousands of spectators into the detention center complex. The rodeo, called “the wildest show in the South,” draws in funds for religious and educational programs for prisoners, with each springtime event raising roughly $450,000. The Angola Prison Rodeo commenced in 1964 as a recreational activity for the inmates …

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