This is one of the most horrendous, disturbing posts I’ve read in a long time. Until our country addresses such injustices, there’s no way we can call ourselves the “land of the free” with a straight face.
I read something today that was deeply disturbing and appauling and I thought I would recopy the article in it’s entirety here for you to check out. Here is the original article on PolicyMic
A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It’s Thriving
in the Heart of America
It was 1972. Thousands of American troops were battling communist forces in Vietnam. Nixon had won re-election by a landslide, but Watergate would soon usher in his demise. Space travel and technology were advancing rapidly.
Change was brewing across America, but one place stood still, frozen in time: Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola. When Robert King arrived that year, he felt as though he’d stepped into the past.
Angola sits 50 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. It’s the largest maximum-security facility in the United States and one of the country’s most notorious prisons. In the book The Life…
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