Louisiana offers an "Offender Locator" system that allows citizens to locate a prisoner within the Department of Corrections system, including Angola prison inmates. One must know the convict's DOC number or the prisoner's name and date of birth to access information regarding the facility, contact phone number and release date.
The automated phone number to call is (225) 383-4580, as of September 2014. The system updates every 24 hours and includes information regarding parolees and probation. The Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System lets victims locate a convict over the Internet or by calling (866) 528-6748, as of September 2014.
Angola Prison, otherwise known as the Louisiana State Penitentiary, features unique programs such as a rodeo and agricultural activities on the grounds. The prison was built out of an old plantation building in the 1880s.