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Angola's Camp J (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-11-21

Duration: 00:07:51

Subjects: Prisons | ANGOLA STATE PRISON | Louisiana State Penitentiary | Louisiana. Department of Corrections | LAWSUITS


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Goodwin, Nancy Speaker
  • Phelps, C. Paul Interviewee
  • Rideau, Wilbert Interviewee
  • Sinclair, Billy Interviewee


This segment from the November 21, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on a lawsuit filed by the Southern Prisoners Defense Commission and the Louisiana Coalition on Jails and Prisons alleging widespread brutality and a “reign of terror” at Camp J, the maximum security isolation unit at Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Host: Ron Blome