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Rodeo show inside US prison draws flak

Critics say annual event in Angola Prison involving mostly African-American convicts is unsafe and inhumane to animals.

Last updated: 08 May 2014 17:25
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Rodeos are a big part of rural life in the southern part of the United States.

But in the state of Louisiana, one show stands out: The Angola Prison rodeo involves convicts, many of whom are African Americans, facing life-long sentences.  

Critics say the event is nothing short of an inhumane spectator sport, and questions have been raised about safety of the participants.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Angola Prison in Louisiana.

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