- 1 Season
Louisiana Lockdown is a crime and wildlife reality series about giving prisoners a second chance in life with the use of animals. The series takes place in Angola Prison, one of the largest maximum security prisons in the United States. Angola Prison houses approximately five thousand three hundred prisoners, most of whom will never experience freedom outside of Angola's walls again. They have committed some of the harshest crimes anyone can imagine. Angola also has a very dark past. It is known for many gruesome murders that occurred within its walls which gives the prison a bad rap, but Warden Burl Cain is working to change that. A firm believer in the saying "Land of New Beginnings," Cain is working to reform Angola with the use of animals. Cain has started a new correctional program in the prison where, if inmates behave themselves, they can earn the opportunity to temporarily leave the prison gates in order to train animals. This is a rare opportunity considering that, normally it can take an inmate ten years or more to earn enough trust to be able to handle animals such as cattle and horse, or get any other sought-after jobs on the grounds. This opportunity is supposed to encourage inmates to work hard, stay out of trouble, and receive the closest thing to freedom they will ever get again as a reward. Staying in line can also gain inmates the opportunity to compete in Angola's rodeo. The rodeo is considered a controversial event because here prisoners have the opportunity to associate with the outside community, work with horses, and gain the opportunity to win money. However, prison officials see no reason for concern from the public as they believe prisoners who partake in the rodeo have reformed enough where they are no harm to anyone. Louisiana Lockdown is a reality series released by Animal Planet and produced for the network by Original Media. The show is also executively produced by Keith Hoffman. The runtime is sixty minutes.