This November/December 1979 issue of The Angolite has a burgundy colored background cover with white text. A black-and-white photograph below the masthead depicts incarcerated men standing and digging in a waist-deep ditch. Two (2) men on horseback, one armed with a long gun, oversee the workers. Below the photograph is white text reading "IN THIS ISSUE / 'PRISON: The Sexual Jungle' / LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY." The cover story deals with problems of sexual slavery at Angola prison and includes interviews with prisoners who were raped as well as discrimination and violence against homosexual and transgendered prisoners. Other content includes personnel changes of prison administration, articles on new legal changes and legal assistance, a review of the October 1979 Rodeo featuring several event photographs and a story on an inmate who was paralyzed after an injury during a bull riding event, a story about a local vocational school available to prisoners, and information about health care in prison. The text is supplemented with illustrations and photographs throughout the ninety-eight (98) interior pages. Information for subscribing and a mail-in card are included on the final interior page. The back cover has the same burgundy colored background with an illustration at the center of a line of men in shadow with shovel and hoes slung over their shoulders. The magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples.
This issue of the magazine The Angolite, Vol. XII, No. IV, features a cover illustration in yellow, brown, and white print. Below the masthead is a drawing of a man in prison stripes and a fedora sitting with his arms crossed over his chest and looking over his left shoulder. Behind his left shoulder is a drawing of a human skull with a syringe in front of it. Behind his right shoulder is a drawing of a man lying in a hospital bed hooked to an IV and a woman looking at him through a partially open chained door. Behind the man's left leg is a man wearing a surgical cap and mask looking out to his left. Featured stories in the issue include an article on Louisiana as the nationwide leader in executions, a story about Shirley Coody, the first female security supervisor at Angola, and a piece on AIDS in prisons. Also included are regular items such as legal reporting, original poems, sports news, and news briefs. There is also a report on the recent Arts and Crafts Festival including several photographs and a list of prize winners, along with a separate article featuring brief biographies of some incarcerated hobbyists. The final interior page includes subscription information. There are ninety-eight (98) interior pages and the magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples. The back cover has a burgundy background with a man's head in profile in white and several chains behind the profile. The man's skull has a keyhole cut into it, with a copy of this issue of The Angolite and a set of keys coming out of the keyhole.