Like most PawPaw's around the world, I gave a number of gifts and received a number of gifts, and I'm just sorting it all out. One little bag interested me, so digging though, I was heartened to see an assortment of products from the Agribusiness plants at our state penitentiary, the infamous plantation known as Angola. I retired from the LA DOC in 2000, after twenty years as a parole officer, and I atttended many seminars, academies, training sessions, and department meetings at Angola. I'm familiar with it, and the long-time warden, Burl Cain.
So, to get products from the prison kicked over my giggle bucket.
a license-plate ashtray, and a drink cozy proclaiming Angola as "a gated community". Heh! It damned sure is.
The blackberry jelly proclaims that it's made of blackberries, sugar, pectin, and water.
I don't see the food items at the online shop, so I don't know how my son got a-hold of them, but he works for the same outfit I used to work for. Still, it's good to see that Agribusiness at Angola is still cranking out product. I'll have to try the hot sauce the next time I make a pot of beans.