This issue of The Angolite, Vol. XII, No. 1 features a cover illustration in yellow, black, and gray depicting a man wearing a striped jumpsuit and handcuffs standing behind a table with scales, The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper, cards and gambling chips, a bottle of liquor, and a handgun. In the background is a prison guard tower. The feature story concerns Washington Correctional Institute, a nearby prison facility, with interviews by Angolite staff of the inmates and staff at the other prison. One article, "The Pardons Scandal," deals with the pardon scam related to form Angolite editor Billy Sinclair, who was an FBI informant on the case. Others cover personnel changes in the ACLU, the dedication of a wildlife refuge on the prison grounds, and regular features including brief news stories, legal advice, and poetry. The final interior page includes subscription information, with an illustration of a manacled hand reaching out from the water. The back cover has a horizontally-oriented illustration in yellow, black, and gray of a dragon lounging on a pile of gold coins wearing pajamas with a prison number on his jacket, and drinking from a goblet while reading this issue of The Angolite. The magazine has eighty-six (86) interior pages and is bound with two (2) metal staples.
This issue of The Lifer magazine, January/February/March 1974, has a cover featuring a black illustration and text. The illustration depicts two knights in armor fighting with swords. A quotation from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1862 book The House of the Dead is typed below the drawing. Text along the bottom reads: SPECIAL FEATURE by Mario Puzo, / Author of "THE GODFATHER". The featured article is a reprint from Puzo's 1972 book The Godfather Papers and concerns federal government and corporate corruption. Other stories examine prison reform, an increase in hiring of female staff at the facility, and two pieces on the issue of so-called black-on-black crime. There are also illustrations throughout and several original poems, as well as reports on daily activities and inmate organizations. The magazine has sixty-two (62) interior pages and is bound with three (3) metal staples.
A copy of the November/December 1982 issue of the magazine The Angolite, Vol. VII, No. VI. The cover has a gray background with a large photograph in the center of incarcerated men walking in line down a road carrying shovels and hoes, the line led by a man on horseback while two other mounted guards watch from the side of the road. Below the photograph is the title of the feature story, "Rehabilitation: A Misguided Effort." The article covers a brief history of the penal system in the United States, focusing on approaches for or against rehabilitation methods of incarcerated persons over time, and ends with an assessment of the current state of the justice system at publication. Other items in the magazine include news briefs, recreation activities including sports, photographs of the most recent Rodeo events, and articles related to other themes about rehabilitation including incarcerated persons unable to get out despite being rehabilitated, and legal rights of incarcerated persons to rehabilitation programs. There is also a history of Angola prison, and at the end the regular feature "Expressions" with poems by men incarcerated at Angola. The final interior page has subscription information. The back cover features a black-and-white photograph of men working in a yard, possibly doing agricultural labor, while another man sits on a mule-drawn cart in the background and a mounted guard watches over the workers from the far right. There are eighty-six (86) interior pages and 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.
This issue of The Angolite, Vol. 9, No. 3, has a large black-and-white cover photograph behind the black text of the masthead. The photo shows several men at a funeral underneath a barren tree. Grave markers are visible in the foreground and around the men's feet. Black text over the photograph at the bottom reads "Feature: / DYING IN PRISON." The cover story includes information about the prison graveyard and has interviews with some elderly and unwell prisoners. Other articles in the issue deal with information about the pardon system, a committee set up to keep track of those with long-term sentences seeking clemency, a book review, and regular features such as sports coverage and poetry. The final interior page includes subscription information. The back cover has a line drawing of two men in a horse-drawn cart filled with cotton. There are 102 interior pages and the magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples.