The Big House. Angola

The Big House. Angola

85% of the inmate are African American! This is Angola Prison!The Louisiana State Penitentiary LSP, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the “Alcatraz of the South” and “The Farm” is a prison farm in Louisiana operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. It is the largest maximum security prison in the United States with 6,300 offenders and 1,800 staff. It is located on an 18,000-acre (7,300 ha) property that was previously the Angola and other plantations owned by Isaac Franklin in unincorporated West Feliciana Parish, directly adjacent to the Mississippi state line. The prison is located at the end of Louisiana Highway 66, around 22 miles (35 km) northwest of St. Francisville.

Added on: February 23rd, 2015

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