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The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison

ANSWER Film Series

Thursday, October 9, 2003, 8:00 pm, $5

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The Louisiana state penitentiary at Angola is the largest maximum security prison in the United States. It houses some 5,000 men, three-qu art ers of them black and 85 percent of whom will die within its walls. The 18,000-acre penitentiary sits on the site of a plantation that derived its name from the area in Africa that provided the slave labor. Angola has been a prison, at one time one of the most violent in the US , since the end of the Civil War.  Jonathan Stack and Elizabeth Garbus have made a compassionate and moving film about Angola prison,focusing on the fate of six of its inmates. (1998)

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