Angola Prison Rodeo

Twice a year, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, once dubbed "the bloodiest prison in America," opens its doors to the public for flea market, where inmates sell goods they make, and a rodeo. More than 10,000 people show up for what is called "the wildest show in the south."

Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

The gate leading into the Louisiana State Penitentiary

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

The drive inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmates competing in the Angola Prison Rodeo check in.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Louisiana State Penitentiary warden Burl Cain

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

An inmate is tended to by EMTs after "Convict Poker."

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmate contestants look on during the Angola Prison Rodeo.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmates compete in "Pinball," an event where the last man standing inside a Hula Hoop wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmates compete in "Pinball," an event where the last man standing inside a Hula Hoop wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmates compete in "Pinball," an event where the last man standing inside a Hula Hoop wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

Inmates compete in "Pinball," an event where the last man standing inside a Hula Hoop wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

The aftermath of "Convict Poker."

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Four inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.

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