Simon Apter

Simon Maxwell Apter is a Prospect intern.

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Jailhouse Ruckus

In spite of Katrina's looping right cross to New Orleans and Rita's quick left jab to Lake Charles, Louisiana's Angola Prison Rodeo -- the self-proclaimed "Wildest Show in the South" -- will be held as planned, on five successive Sundays this month at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Angola, some 135 miles northwest of New Orleans, boasts a 7,500-seat rodeo arena, a forty-year history of prison rodeos, and, now, overcrowding due to an influx of some 1,800 prisoners from flooded coastal correctional facilities.