Held twice a year at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Angola Prison Rodeo is one of Louisiana’s oldest, and most unique traditions. Each weekend in October, inmates compete in one of the wildest rodeos in the south, doing everything from wild cow milking, to bareback bull riding. The event sells out every year, with the proceeds going to fund the prison's highly innovative re-entry program - a program that helps prisoners prepare themselves with job and life skills they'll need once they leave prison.
It's back to school across the U.S., which means it's time to fill out the lists of school supplies you're never quite sure your child really needs. This can mean an expensive influx of bills, but thankfully, a number of group have rallied to the aid of kids in need, which in turns helps quell the school-to-prison pipeline.
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One of the most pressing issues with mass incarceration is the school-to-prison pipeline and the current education system. One of the most effective ways at reducing incarceration is ensuring that as many people as possible have access to quality education throughout their lives, beginning as early as possible.