The rodeo ended because the state began getting money from the federal government for educational and recreational programs for the inmates.
October 26, 1986
Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas have all operated prison rodeos in modern times. The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola hosts the nation’s longest-running rodeo , which began in 1965 as a way to entertain prisoners and guards.
United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has decided to cancel the fall Angola Spring Rodeo , set to take place in October. An announcement on the rodeo website says that the cancellation is due to the continuation of restrictions due to COVID-19.
Inmates typically access Facebook two ways: either they have someone on the outside manage their profiles for them or the inmates access Facebook directly through a contraband cell phone. These documents revealed that Facebook routinely, and explicitly, took down profiles because inmates broke prison regulations.
The ten states with the highest prison populations in the country are: Texas – 157,584. California – 129,920. Florida – 98,504. Georgia – 53,094. Ohio – 51,478. New York – 49,360. Pennsylvania – 48,074. Illinois – 41,427.