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Angola Experience

The Angola Experience – End-of-Life Care in a Maximum Security Prison (All-Day Tour)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Jamey Boudreaux, MSW, MDiv, Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice Palliative Care Organization, New Orleans, LA
Nancy Dunn, RN, MS, CT, Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice Palliative Care Organization, New Orleans, LA
Tonia Faust, RN, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA

A rare and inspiring opportunity and learning experience awaits those who register to extend their stay in New Orleans through Wednesday and travel to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Explore end-of-life care in this maximum security prison. Hear from prison officials and inmates involved in Angola’s award-winning hospice program and learn how it is changing life for the inmate population and corrections staff. Engage in dialogue with those involved in formulating models for prison hospice programs and working to develop end-of-life programs and policy within corrections across the country. 

This intensive session will begin with a 2-hour “classroom on wheels” as participants travel via coach bus to Angola while learning about end-of-life care programs in correctional facilities across the US. Participants will tour the 18,000 acre maximum security facility at Angola, LA and tour the hospice facility, among other stops during the day. Participants will continue their learning experience while traveling back to the hotel via a “multi-media classroom on wheels,” viewing the film “Serving Life” and engaging in discussion about the future of prison hospice programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe end-of-life care programs in correctional facilities in the US
  • Discuss the features of the hospice program at Angola
  • Explore the current and future status of end-of-life care programs in correctional facilities

CE/CME Credit Available: 9 hours

Cost per participant: $125 Member; $250 Non-Member (includes “Breakfast Bites” at the hotel, box lunch, afternoon snack)

Read about the hospice program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in this article published on the Next Avenue website, "As America’s Incarcerated Age, the Need for Hospice Rises."