Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pelican Bay Rodeo?

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 3:39 PM

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A state penitentiary hosting a rodeo with convicts riding bucking broncs?!

Sounded like bull to me, but it's true.

Five times a year the warden of America's largest high-security prison in Angola, Louisiana puts on a rodeo and an arts-and-craft fair -- "where convicts who've earned the right get to buck broncs and straddle bulls, as well as mingle with sell-out crowds of happy visitors, including kids," according to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor .

Should Pelican Bay and the Fortuna Rodeo team up ? Before they make any rash decisions, it'd be best to check out the CSM piece -- One Warden's Way of Instilling Hope Behind Bars -- as well as the Journal 's recent take on the local rodeo scene -- Last Cowboy Standing .

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