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Convict Rodeo a Crowd Pleaser

The Angola Prison Rodeo, Angola, LA, now in its 36th year, is a well-known yearly event staffed by inmates from a facility housing the state's most violent criminals. Prisoners show off their steely nerve with a hand of "Convict Poker," when four jailbirds sit around a card table playing a hand while a bull charges and attempts to gore them.

Hwy 66, Angola, LA
From Baton Rouge drive north on US Hwy 61 for 28 miles. At the green Penitentiary sign turn left onto Hwy 66. Drive 20 miles to the prison. The museum is on the right, just outside of the main gate.
M-F 8-4:30, Sa 8-4. Rodeo every Su in Oct., 3rd Su in April. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, but donations are welcomed.
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