Joe, #509080, is serving life with no chance of parole for second degree murder. He is the reigning Angola Prison Rodeo Champion and dons a belt buckle to prove it. "I don't have a pectoral muscle in my left shoulder. It got gored out a few years back by one of these bulls," he told me. "Last week, I won the pinball: last man standing in the hoop while the bulls charge us! Today, I'm going for 'Guts and Glory' prize. That's where they put the chip on the bull's forehead and we have to try get it. It's $500 if you can pluck that chip." I told him that sounds dangerous, to which he replies, "Yeah, but what else am I gonna do? [That's] a lot of money in Angola!"
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Giles Clarke: Angola Prison Rodeo at the “Alcatraz of the South”