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.
West Feliciana County funeral flowers can be purchased from one of the local funeral shops we partner with.
Funeral Homes near Angola
New Roads, LA 70760
Melville, LA 71353
Zachary, LA 70736
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
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.
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.
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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