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THE ANGOLITE: March - April, 1977

[Prisons] [African American]. RIDEAU, Wilbert; MASON, Tommy R. (editors)

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Angola, LA: Louisiana State Penitentiary, 1976. First Edition. 4to. Photo illustrated stapled wraps. Mild handling wear and toning. Dampstaining to front cover and lower edges throughout. Very good minus. 48pp. (Item ID: 23685)

An early issue of the prisoner-produced newsmagazine of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Respected among his fellow inmates, Wilbert Rideau was able to secure freedom from oversight by prison administration, making THE ANGOLITE the only uncensored prisoner published newsmagazine in the country at the time. Under Rideau's editorship, the magazine won numerous journalism awards and was the first prison publication to be nominated for the National Magazine Award (for which it was nominated 7 times). The publication highlighted issues within Angola, including those of race, homosexuality, prison life and news, prisoner programs and accomplishments, as well as legal and legislative issues in the State that would affect the prison. This issue includes an article on the budget and censorship issues for movies shown at the prison; an illustrated profile of the prisoner-workers who maintain the Louisiana State Police Barracks in Baton Rouge; "Longtermers: A Study", a comprehensive study of longterm prisoners; and a brief entry on the prison's banning of the magazine HUSTLER Back issues rare in the trade. And while OCLC notes dozens of holdings, the majority are of modern issues, from the 1990's-on. Outside of Louisiana, where at least 10 institutions note copies, only the NYPL appears to hold any substantial group from the early Rideau-era, including this issue. Scarce.


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