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  • Louisiana State Penitentiary’s Rodeo: A Spectator’s Account

    Although the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, it did not ban forced labor for men and women convicted of a crime, no matter how minor the offense. The nation’s largest maximum-security facility, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, bases its operations on this distinction. Roughly 6,500 men incarcerated at the facility are required to work onsite, […]

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Louisiana State Penitentiary’s Rodeo: A Spectator’s Account