Numerous interviews were conducted using the H4 Next Recorder in preparation for a creative research trip to the Angola Prison Rodeo in Louisiana. The controversial event supports themes consistent in my work. What appears to be a spectacle of celebration, complete with candied apples and greasy carnival fare, is in fact an extremely complex and challenging occasion. This research trip will investigate a disposed community and their realities beneath this sugary surface. Due to the fact that no cameras, phones, or recording devices of any kind were allowed within the prison grounds, I’ve included on of the sketches completed on-site.