Journalist Looking for Work

One of the nation’s prolific journalists has a new address and is looking for work.

In Lake Charles, Louisiana., award-winning black journalist Wilbert Rideau, convicted of murder three times by all-white juries in the 1961 death of a bank teller, was set free after a racially-mixed jury found him guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. A confessed killer who gained fame for exposes of harsh Louisiana prison life at the vast Angola complex, Rideau won his release Saturday after nearly 44 years in state prisons. A manslaughter conviction allowed his release for time already served. Here is the report.


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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