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The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Burl Cain ...
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George Crawford ...
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Wilbert Rideau ...
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Vincent Simmons ...
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Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill ...
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Logan 'Bones' Theriot ...
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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Enter the gateway to hell and meet the men who call it home.

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17 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Investigative Reports: The Farm - Life Inside Angola Prison  »

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Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill was finally released from prison in August 2007 after then-Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco commuted his life sentence. See more »

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Followed by The Farm: 10 Down (2009) See more »

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The Bishop Speaking
25 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this documentary yet, but the Bishop was freed in August of this year, and He spoke at my school today. His Story is Really inspirational! It was amazing to see what God did in his life during his 51 years and 4 1/2 months in Angola. He has only been out for like 8 weeks, but he already has a cell phone, it went off a few times during his speech! He seems totally cool though. It's amazing how God can change peoples lives so dramatically.

We heard about the Bishops time before he went to Angola, and then his time changing Angola, and then his few days after being freed. I Hope This Documentary lives up to what I heard today!


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