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This weekend marks the first Angola Prison Rodeo of 2008. And this isn't your average bull and bronco show: All the cowboys are inmates.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary sits 55 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, and it hosts the rodeo twice a year. It gives prisoners--many serving life--a chance to break the monotony of their sentences. The first rodeo was held back in 1965, and now the event draws close to 10,000 people.
The rodeo's even inspired a documentary called "Six Seconds of Freedom." The trailer is after the jump.