“Grace Before Dying” In Louisiana’s Angola Prison


One of every 55 Louisiana residents is in prison, many of them for life, Newsweek reports. At the maximum-security state penitentiary in Angola, 85 percent of 5,100 inmates are expected to die in prison. In 1998, the prison created a hospice ward, where inmate volunteers care for fellow prisoners. Newsweek presents a photo essay, “Grace Before Dying,” by Lori Waselchuk, showing how prisoners can die with dignity.

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