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Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Angola.

Angola is also known as: "Angolia", "Alcatraz of the South", and and "The farm".

Zip codes in the city: 70712.

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Funeral Homes near Angola

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Alfortish Cemetery Management
2110 False River Dr
New Roads, LA 70760
E
Escude Funeral Home
115 Lemoine St
Moreauville, LA 71355
Escude Funeral Home
115 Lemoine St
Moreauville, LA 71355
Escude Funeral Home
724 Main St
Simmesport, LA 71369
Escude Funeral Home
624 Main St
Simmesport, LA 71369
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
607 1st St
Melville, LA 71353
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Newman Funeral Home
Po Box 155
Woodville, MS 39669
Newman Funeral Home
201 E Main St
Centreville, MS 39631
Niland Funeral Service
210 W End Dr
New Roads, LA 70760
Niland Funeral Service Incorporated
3508 La Highway 78
Livonia, LA 70755
P
Port Hudson National Cemetery
20978 Port Hickey Rd
Zachary, LA 70736
R
Rollins Funeral Home
Po Box 1640
Woodville, MS 39669
Rollins Funeral Home
409 Sligo St
Woodville, MS 39669
S
St Francisville Funeral Home
5914 Commerce St
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
V
Verette's Pointe Coupee Funeral
1018 Parent St
New Roads, LA 70760
Verrettes Pointe Coupee Funeral Home
Parent St
New Roads, LA 70760
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Wells Funeral Home & Burial
411 N St
Woodville, MS 39669

Facts about Angola, Louisiana

The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the \"Alcatraz of the South\" and \"The Farm\") is a maximum security prison farm in Louisiana operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. It is sometimes called \"Angola\" after the name of the post office that serves the prison.It is the largest maximum security prison in the United States with 6,300 offenders and 1,800 staff. It is located on an 18,000-acre (7,300 ha) property that was previously the Angola and other plantations owned by Isaac Franklin in unincorporated West Feliciana Parish, directly adjacent to the Mississippi state line. The prison is located at the end of Louisiana Highway 66, around 22 miles (35 km) northwest of St. Francisville. Angola is bordered on three sides by the Mississippi River. Since 1995, Burl Cain has been the warden. Death row for men and the state execution chamber for both sexes are located at the Angola facility.

Angola Obituaries

It was reported on April 13th, 1988 that Leslie Lowenfield perished in Angola, Louisiana.  Lowenfield was 34 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Leslie's life.

History

The plantation, named after the area in Africa where the former slaves came from, contained a building called the Old Slave Quarters. The film 'The Green Mile (film) Green Mile' was based on life on death row at Angola in the 1930s. Films such as 'Dead Man Walking' and 'Monster's Ball' were partly filmed in Angola.

The land that has become Angola Penitentiary was purchased by Isaac Franklin from Francis Routh during the 1830s with the profits from his slave trading firm, Franklin and Armfield Office and Armfield, of Alexandria, Virginia and Natchez, Mississippi as four contiguous plantations. Current Warden Burl Cain maintains an open-door policy with the media, which led to the production of the award winning documentary 'The Farm'. On August 31, 2008, New Orleans, LA Mayor Ray Nagin stated in a press conference that any New Orleans residents found looting during the evacuation of the city due to Hurricane Gustav, would be arrested and immediately transported to Angola prison.

The official website for the city of Angola is http://www.doc.louisiana.gov/lsp/.

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