All the excitement of the Angola Prison Rodeo goes down this weekend, and we have all the details.

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The Angola Prison Rodeo is the longest-running staged prison rodeo. The idea for the rodeo was hatched in 1964 and a year later in 1965 prison staff and inmates held their first event. However, it wasn't until 1967 that outside spectators were allowed at the rodeo.

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The Louisiana State Corrections Department says that the ticket sales and proceeds go to help released prisoners re-enter the free world.

You can purchase your tickets in two ways:

It's not only just a rodeo. There are prison bands performing at the event, inmate booths that sell handmade jewelry, leather crafts, paintings, woodwork, lawn and garden furniture, toys, and much more. There will also be food and refreshments for the whole family.

The rodeo will be held this Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.

Click here for directions and to plan your trip.

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