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
The gate leading into the Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola Prison Rodeo
The gate leading into the Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola Prison Rodeo
The drive inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola Prison Rodeo
The drive inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary
Inmates competing in the Angola Prison Rodeo check in.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Inmates competing in the Angola Prison Rodeo check in.
Louisiana State Penitentiary warden Burl Cain
Angola Prison Rodeo
Louisiana State Penitentiary warden Burl Cain
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
Inmates compete in "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
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.
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.
An inmate is tended to by EMTs after "Convict Poker."
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
Inmate contestants look on during the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Inmate contestants look on during the 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The aftermath of "Convict Poker."
Angola Prison Rodeo
The aftermath of "Convict Poker."
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.
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.
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.
The aftermath of "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
Angola Prison Rodeo
The aftermath of "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
The aftermath of "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
Angola Prison Rodeo
The aftermath of "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
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.
The aftermath of "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
Angola Prison Rodeo
The aftermath of "Convict Poker," an event where the last man still seated at the table wins.
An inmate is tended to after "Bust Out," an event where eight bullriders compete at the same time.
Angola Prison Rodeo
An inmate is tended to after "Bust Out," an event where eight bullriders compete at the same time.
An inmate is taken off on a stretcher.
Angola Prison Rodeo
An inmate is taken off on a stretcher.
Prisoners watch their fellow inmates compete in the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Prisoners watch their fellow inmates compete in the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Inmated compete in "Guts 'n Glory," an event where they try to grab a "chip" attached to the head of a bull. The winner receives $500.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Inmated compete in "Guts 'n Glory," an event where they try to grab a "chip" attached to the head of a bull. The winner receives $500.
Marlon "Tank" Brown reaches for the chip in "Guts 'n Glory."
Angola Prison Rodeo
Marlon "Tank" Brown reaches for the chip in "Guts 'n Glory."
Marlon "Tank" Brown celebrates his 14th win in "Guts 'n Glory."
Angola Prison Rodeo
Marlon "Tank" Brown celebrates his 14th win in "Guts 'n Glory."
Marlon "Tank" Brown is hunched over after "Guts 'n Glory."
Angola Prison Rodeo
Marlon "Tank" Brown is hunched over after "Guts 'n Glory."
Marlon "Tank" Brown shows off his busted lip after "Guts 'n Glory."
Angola Prison Rodeo
Marlon "Tank" Brown shows off his busted lip after "Guts 'n Glory."
Angola Prison Rodeo
Art work designed by an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Art work designed by an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
An inmate shows off a grill he built inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Angola Prison Rodeo
An inmate shows off a grill he built inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
Angola Prison Rodeo
Outside the rodeo ring, inmates sell crafts they've built to the general public.
The cemeterty at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Angola Prison Rodeo
The cemeterty at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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