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Suspect Peppers in LA

I was reading through a few old PLNs and ran across an article on page 11, Vol. 5, No. 10, (Oct. 1994) concerning pepper gas [spray].

In 1992 prisoners here at Angola [LA] bucked work call after one section [of prisoner workers] was ordered to build the death gurney to replace "Ol' Sparkie" as the state was switching to lethal injection. No disciplinary infractions were issued as the warden immediately intervened and admitted the administration's mistake. An outside contractor built the death bed.

Now, Angola has been raising something called "Sport Peppers," a very small, very hot variety, and we have no idea where these peppers are going or what they are being used for. These peppers are hand planted, nurtured and picked by prisoners throughout Angola. In the last three years the crop and yield have increased dramatically.

I want to know if we are contributing unknowingly to the manufacture of something harmful that could be used against us! To this date I have not been able to determine where these peppers are going. All I know is that Angola seems to be making a LOT of money from this crop.

Any information on this, as well as manufacturers [of "pepper spray"] addresses would be appreciated. Reply to: Clay Huff #118370, Camp D Falcon 3, LA State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712.

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