Lousiana State Penitentiary hosts game of convict poker in Angola Prison Rodeo


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The rodeo acts as a behavioral incentive for offenders and gives them a chance to feel part of the community and showcase their talents.

Participation is voluntary and inmates can earn money by competing. They can also sell hobbycraft, furniture, art and handmade jewelry.

The rodeo showcases a mix of traditional and very unique events, such as bull riding, bronco riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling.

Some of the more unique events is Convict Poker, where four inmates play poker seated at a table with a loose bull in the ring.

The last one sitting at the table wins the game.

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