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(SeattlePI)   Louisiana's Angola Prison Rodeo celebrates fifty years of helping inmates avoid going stir crazy   (seattlepi.com) divider line 37
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2014-04-27 06:11:32 PM
Pryor events were likely much Wilder affairs.
 
2014-04-27 06:18:04 PM
Come look at the prisoners dance! Dance for the crowd, prisoners! We earn thousands from you, but we're not going to give you a penny!
 
2014-04-27 06:28:34 PM

Rincewind53: Come look at the prisoners dance! Dance for the crowd, prisoners! We earn thousands from you, but we're not going to give you a penny!


The NCAA approves.
 
2014-04-27 06:36:00 PM

Solid State Vittles: Pryor events were likely much Wilder affairs.


+1
 
2014-04-27 06:39:31 PM
prisonmovies.nfshost.com

/obscure?
 
2014-04-27 07:30:57 PM
Huntsville used to have a great prison rodeo.   My dad use to love to take us kids up to see it every year, and  every year he would usually see one or two random acquaintances performing in it.   Evidently, he ran with a rough crowd.
 
2014-04-27 07:58:23 PM

calbert: [prisonmovies.nfshost.com image 512x288]

/obscure?


A Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor movie? WTF?
 
2014-04-27 08:43:26 PM
Prison rodeo sounds like a double entendre.
 
2014-04-27 08:47:58 PM

The bull's excuse: he swore he saw the inmate drop the soap.


ww2.hdnux.com

 
2014-04-27 08:50:54 PM

Speaker2Animals: calbert: [prisonmovies.nfshost.com image 512x288]

/obscure?

A Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor movie? WTF?


One of the funniest...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081562/synopsis?ref_=ttpl_pl_syn
 
2014-04-27 08:51:15 PM

minoridiot: Huntsville used to have a great prison rodeo.   My dad use to love to take us kids up to see it every year, and  every year he would usually see one or two random acquaintances performing in it.   Evidently, he ran with a rough crowd.


www.bauboys.tv
 
2014-04-27 08:55:54 PM

Solid State Vittles: Pryor events were likely much Wilder affairs.


If we had FPOTY contests along with the HOTY contest I'd vote for you
 
2014-04-27 08:56:19 PM
Where are the naked PETA chicks protesting?
 
2014-04-27 08:57:23 PM
Angola and Louisiana are two totally different countries, duh!
 
2014-04-27 08:57:43 PM
ww2.hdnux.com Not their first rodeo

nor their first time bareback.
 
2014-04-27 09:03:46 PM

calbert: [prisonmovies.nfshost.com image 512x288]

/obscure?


What are you doing?

I'm getting bad!  You get bad, or get farked!
 
2014-04-27 09:08:18 PM
Is it anything like sex rodeo, instead of telling them their sister was better, you tell them their cellmate was better?
 
2014-04-27 09:09:11 PM

calbert: [prisonmovies.nfshost.com image 512x288]

/obscure?


imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-04-27 09:09:12 PM
RIP Grossberger
 
2014-04-27 09:15:38 PM
That rodeo is a hell of a great time. Getting to Angola is no picnic, and you certainly have a feeling you're on the way to a prison at about mile 17 of that one, lonely road.

Many of the prisoners develop into excellent craftsmen, and you can buy beautiful handmade rocking chairs and tons of other things. You have to negotiate with the prisoners directly, sometimes through a fence if they're lifers. Don't be a pussy. You're buying a jewelry box from a triple rapist/murderer.

And then watch the poker game at the rodeo and swear to God you just saw the bull just put his horn, like, THROUGH that guy.

Angola prison rodeo. Do it. Kicks ass to the point where you wonder how it's even legal.
 
2014-04-27 09:26:01 PM

Rincewind53: Come look at the prisoners dance! Dance for the crowd, prisoners! We earn thousands from you, but we're not going to give you a penny!


I see you have zero experience with the Angola rodeo.
 
2014-04-27 09:55:00 PM
That's right, we bad!

/subby
 
2014-04-27 10:04:11 PM

whither_apophis: RIP Grossberger


RIP Dynamo


Nobody under 40 gets the headline subby
 
2014-04-27 10:08:21 PM
I just watched Stir Crazy on Netflix last week for the first time since I was maybe 10 or 12 in the early 80s. I watched it last week with my father's twin brother, and we laughed like no tomorrow. A friend of mine dropped in while we were watching and had to stay and watch it because he remembered watching with his pop growing up. They don't make comedies like this anymore, I attest to that.
 
2014-04-27 11:04:43 PM
 
2014-04-27 11:49:58 PM
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-28 12:13:21 AM
I love the Angola rodeo. Been three or four years since I went but when we go we have a great time.
 
2014-04-28 02:02:34 AM
You'd think the anal sex and pruno would take care of the boredom.
 
2014-04-28 02:11:43 AM
Before this article the only thing I knew about Angola was the Sam Riggs song "Angola's Lament". A big favorite of all the songs that have popped up on my radar lately.
 
2014-04-28 02:15:14 AM

skinink: The bull's excuse: he swore he saw the inmate drop the soap.


Wow, that dude's about to have a bad day. That, or the sweet release of death. You don't pop an aspirin and walk it off when a rodeo bull plants a hoof in your chest.
 
2014-04-28 02:48:32 AM

i.r.id10t: Solid State Vittles: Pryor events were likely much Wilder affairs.

If we had FPOTY contests along with the HOTY contest I'd vote for you


But "Boobies of the Year" sounds like an entirely different kind of award...
 
2014-04-28 03:45:38 AM

Myria: i.r.id10t: Solid State Vittles: Pryor events were likely much Wilder affairs.

If we had FPOTY contests along with the HOTY contest I'd vote for you

But "Boobies of the Year" sounds like an entirely different kind of award...


I'll be the judge of that. Please.
 
2014-04-28 06:24:39 AM
"Aww prisons are so hard and cruel for inmates, it's so inhumane what we do to them in there blahblahblahblah..." #lie.
 
2014-04-28 06:44:50 AM
Angola is more or less a slave plantation.  I've got mixed feelings about its rodeo.
 
2014-04-28 07:33:18 AM
How do you go?
 
2014-04-28 07:57:07 AM
The best thing I've ever witnessed at the rodeo was the poker game. Inmates sit at a table in the middle of the ring and a bull is released. Whomever is still sitting/standing last wins. What does he win? He gets to tell the other inmates that he won, thats it.

Before you say that it is horrible and that they are being forced to do it, they aren't. They all volunteer. This is the only way for many of them to see outsiders. Most inmates at Angola are in for 25 years plus. Very few inmates ever get out of Angola because they die there. It is a working plantation and the inmates grow their own food, with a few exceptions. Again the inmates ask to get on the work crews because it gets them outside and allows them to actually do something. An old addage is idle hands are the devils play things. Keep the inmates working and reward those that do work with favorable living conditions and you lower the chances of things going wrong.

Angola was one of the worst prisons in America for prison violence for a long time. Things have gotten much better, violence wise, in the last 15 or so years. I am in no way trying to be a white knight for Angola, but please don't make a blanket statement about the rodeo being a bad thing without knowing more about the actual system it functions in. There are some decent videos about Angola and the rodeo available.

Fun fact: My grandmother was born in the Angola prison hospital. Gread granddad was a river boat pilot and when great grandma went into labor the closest hospital was the one at Angola.
 
2014-04-28 09:08:50 AM

Myria: i.r.id10t: Solid State Vittles: Pryor events were likely much Wilder affairs.

If we had FPOTY contests along with the HOTY contest I'd vote for you

But "Boobies of the Year" sounds like an entirely different kind of award...


And to be honest, we could do with a few rounds of judging on that as well...

HOTY

FPOTY

BOTY
 
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