This is mental.When I first discovered the Angolan Prison Rodeo and then looked through the films I just still couldn’t be sure that it wasn’t somebody’s idea of a practical joke,but it’s not.The Angolan Prison Rodeo is an event which pits hardened convicts against even harder bulls in a total war of attrition. This is about as close as it gets to real life ‘Running Man’.
It is held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary which picked up the Angolan name as it was originally a farm worked by slaves from Angola. What started life in 1964 as a closed event and a way of allowing the inmates to expend all their aggression, has now turned into a full-on media event which attracts TV crews, journalists and spectators from all over the world. Both the inmates and the prison officers have a long-held reputation for being tough bordering on brutal and the prison itself has a very murky legacy of harshness and injustice. Put all this together and you’ve got some incredibly uncompromising confrontations.
The rodeo is split into eleven events and we’ve selected ourtop 3 favourites: