Clifford Hampton was released from the Louisiana prison system on parole this past April. He had served 61 years for two murder convictions.
At age 17, Hampton killed an 18-year-old neighborhood girl in Ascension Parish after, according to public reports, she refused to have sex with him. He stabbed the girl 28 times in a fit of rage.
Although a juvenile, Hampton was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment as an adult for the murder. He was placed in the Louisiana State Penitentiary—more commonly known as “Angola.” It was at the time the state’s only adult prison, housing both male and female inmates.