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‘Angola 3’ inmate dying of cancer; slavery museum planned; jailer sentenced

Described as a dream decades in the making with a vision that spans millennia, a museum built around a full-size replica of a slave ship is being planned for a site in the Lower Garden District riverfront near the former Entergy substation.

See previous Lens coverage of the case here and here.

Herman Wallace, one of three men held in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for decades, has only a few more months to live, he says — and all signs point to him doing that behind bars. …

Doctors at the hospital where he is receiving care recommend he serve out his remaining months in hospice care. But Gov. Bobby Jindal would be required to release Wallace, on humanitarian grounds.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.