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.