Coming Soon From The Atlantic: Inside Angola Prison

There are more than 6,000 men currently imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola—three-quarters of them are there for life, and nearly 80 percent are African American. As Jeffrey Goldberg reports in “A Matter of Black Lives,” in The Atlantic‘s September issue, Angola is the end of the line for many convicted criminals in Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate of any state in the U.S. In a forthcoming documentary from The Atlantic, we go inside Angola to speak with inmates serving life sentences and with warden Burl Cain, who has managed the prison for two decades.

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