The Lifer, November/December 1973

Image for The Lifer, November/December 1973
Edited by
Rideau, Wilbert, American, born 1942
Written by
Evans, Darryl
Johnston, Kenneth
Harris, Philip
Green, Monroe
Johnson, Cleveland
Smith, Herman
Illustrated by
Jones, Donald
Jones, Ronald
Subject of
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
ink on paper
H x W x D (closed): 11 × 8 1/2 × 1/8 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 0.3 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
November/December 1973
This issue of The Lifer magazine, November/December 1973, has a cover image of a black illustration and text. The illustration depicts the outline of a man in a striped jumpsuit incased in a tombstone reading "THE LIFER". His shackled hands are rising up from the tombstone. A Bible verse, Ezekial 1, 5:20-22, is printed below the illustration. Stories in this issue include concerns about lack of educational programs, psychological health for longterm confinement, and the effects of certain colors on mood and mental health. There are also poems, brief news items, and updates about clubs and sports activities at the prison. There are fifty (50) interior pages in the magazine and it is bound with three (3) metal staples. The front and back covers are of the same light paper weight as the interior pages.
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wilbert Rideau and Linda LaBranche
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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