Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835 Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D (closed): 11 1/8 × 8 5/16 × 3/8 in. (28.3 × 21.1 × 1 cm)
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
This issue of The Angolite magazine, Vol. 15, No. 5, has a cover illustration in yellow and black featuring a man's head wearing a helmet with several nodes coming out of the helmet attached to light bulbs along the bottom of the drawing. A human brain is visible through the helmet and the man's face is obscured by a thick veil. The two main stories in the issue focus on failed or botched executions by electric chair, and on the high rate of incarceration of African American men. Regular features such as brief news reports, letters to the magazine, sports news, and original poems are also included. The final interior page contains subscription information. There are ninety-eight (98) interior pages and the magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples. The back cover has an illustration in yellow and black of a man wearing a black cover over his head and bound by leather straps to a wooden chair.