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NMAAHC: Angola Prison Guard Shack

January 29, 2016

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Angola Prison Guard Tower, c. 1930–1940s

A 20-foot-tall tower used by prison guards to watch prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, one of the largest maximum-security prisons in the nation.

Gift of Louisiana State Penitentiary

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