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Old Oct 31, 2007, 9:22 PM   #1
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For the last 40 years, Angola Prison has put on a rodeo. Then the hobby crafts by the inmates were added. The inmates sell them at bargain prices. Well, the wife and I finally went for the first time. Loaded car with cameras and other goodies, only to find, only our bodies were allowed in the immediate prison area. Everything else had to be locked up in the car (cameras, cell phones, knives, or any other thing that could be used for a weapon. The rodeo was sold out, but the crafts were unbelievable and so much of it, it was to say the least overwhelming. I did buy one item at what I thought was a bargain from a prisioner that was in for life.
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Old Oct 31, 2007, 9:25 PM   #5
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Well, I guess if he is there for life he has time to make such a fine and detailed chess set. Between the whole set of photos and the narrative I get a feel for the craft show too.
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Looks like you got one heck of a chess set. I remember going to Folsom Prison years ago and marveling at the work some of the prisoners did. I just finished a book in which it Angola Prison was mentioned numerous times and that was the first time I had heard of it.

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Old Oct 31, 2007, 10:51 PM   #8
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Thanks Steve and Ted. Actually, we had the same thoughts about themhaving the time and the fact that most of the inmates (sadly) did not discover their talents until after they were in prison. He was asking $200, but sold it to me for $125. Said he came home from 90 days offshore to find his wife in bedwith someone else. I didn't inquire any further.
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Like the first close up. Beautiful workmanship there.
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Beautiful Chess set Jerry and you showed the craftsmanship and qualityvery well with your photos and story. The first shot is the best for me. I like the lighting and composition.

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