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.
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.
A rectangular black wall plaque featuring an engraving in white of a quill pen and text on the upper half reading "LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY / THE / GEORGE / POLK / AWARD." A brass circular addition at the bottom left is engraved with the text "Special Interest Reporting / Wilber Rideau / The Angolite". A hole is bored into the upper center of the reverse for hanging the plaque. A label for the engraving company Malcolm & Hayes of New York City is adhered below the hole.
This September/October 1978 issue of The Angolite has a cover with a black-and-white photograph of a man standing outside a small structure in a dirt yard. The photograph is below the masthead, with the text "EXCLUSIVE / 'Conversations With The Dead' / LOUISIANA STATE PRISON" below the photograph. The cover story discusses the clemency and parole process, with interviews from several incarcerated people who have long sentences and will likely die imprisoned. The cover photo is also featured in this story, and picture Franck "Cocky" Moore in front of his shack on the Angola property. Other stories include opinion pieces, detailed updates on recent legislative and administrative changes, and the restructuring of Camp H into a merit-based rehabilitation program. The magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples and has sixty-two (62) interior pages. The final interior page contains information and a mail-in section for subscriptions. The back cover has an illustrated advertisement for the 1978 Rodeo.
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.