Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg

by Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg

Life Sentences: Rage and Survival Behind Bars

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  • Attorney David Lewis, former convict Ron Wikberg, New York State Supreme Court Justice Leslie Crocker Snyder, and Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson discuss rising incarceration rates and the inadequacy of rehabilitation programs.

    ROHRERSVILLE, Md. — Ron Gene Wikberg, who became an award-winning journalist while serving a life sentence for murder in Louisiana, died Sunday in his Rohrersville home. He was 51.

  • Today we will hear the radio documentary "Tossing Away the Keys" produced by Dave Isay, with Ron Wikberg and Wilbert Rideau himself. Recorded in Angola and premiered ten years ago, Rideau narrates the story of the men who are serving life sentences in the nation’s largest prison, without the possibility of parole.

    Drawing on their award-winning reporting for the Louisiana State Penitentiary's uncensored newsmagazine, The Angolite, Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg present the stark reality of life behind bars and the human, political, and fiscal costs of our long-running war on crime. Annotation. Drawing on their award-winning reporting for the Louisiana State Penitentiary's uncensored newsmagazine, The Angolite, Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg present the stark reality of life behind bars and the human, political, and fiscal costs of our long-running war on crime.

    Name Title and Company Location Updated
    Ronny Wikberg Design Engineer
      2/7/16
    Ron Wikberg
    New Orleans , Louisiana   10/1/04

  • Author: Ron Wikberg; American Bar Association Gavel Awards Archive.
    Publisher: Angola, La. : Louisiana State Penitentiary, [1989?]
    Edition/Format:  Print book : English
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    • Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Louisiana.
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