Turn Out the Lights: The party is over for Edwin Edwards

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A day or two before Edwin Edwards reported to federal prison in 2002, he had lunch in Baton Rouge with his friend and attorney, Lewis Unglesby. After lunch, Edwards hugged the attorney and said ‘Lewis, have a good life.’” Unglesby understood the unspoken message.

“I didn’t think he’d survive prison,” Unglesby said. The former governor was 75, after all, and he was about to begin a 10-year sentence that would mean leaving behind his family, his freedom and his comfortable lifestyle. “I don’t think he thought he’d survive prison.”

Edwards, now 87, not only survived prison, but he has flourished since his mid-2011 release...(read the article)

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