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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.