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In tis photo supplied by Panthera group and taken June 21, 2016, young men travel with ox carts while fetching water in Luengue-Luiana National Park in Angola, which has taken steps to welcome international conservationists who are assessing the state of national parks following the nearly three-decade civil war that ended in 2002. Luenge-Luiana park lies in southeast Angola, a former stronghold of the UNITA rebel group that fought in the war. (Paul Funston/ Panthera via AP)

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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, second right, during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. dos Santos announced Friday Feb. 3, 2017, in an address to his ruling MPLA party that he will not run in elections scheduled for August 2017, ending his 38 years in power.(Wang Zhao/FILE via AP)

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The sun shines through concertina wire on a fence at the Angola Prison Rodeo in Angola, La. (Associated Press)

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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Staff and prisoners credit an emphasis on faith, family and redemption — even for lifers and inmates on death row — that Warden Burl Cain brought to Angola. The inmates were reuniting with their families. Volunteers with the Awana Lifeline ministry wore gray and lime-green T-shirts, and the inmates wore red, blue, yellow and dark green shirts.

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Staff and prisoners credit an emphasis on faith, family and redemption — even for lifers and inmates on death row — that Warden Burl Cain brought to Angola. The inmates, shown here in red and yellow shirts, reunited with their families, as the volunteers in lime-green shirts watched.

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Inside the walls of the once-infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are tales of haunting desperation turned into inspiration. (Associated Press)

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Inside the walls of the once-infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are tales of haunting desperation turned into inspiration. (Associated Press)

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Returning Hearts: Prisoners and their families celebrate an annual reunion at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Once known as the bloodiest state prison in the nation, Angola has become a place of spiritual change.

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Staff and prisoners credit an emphasis on faith, family and redemption — even for lifers and inmates on death row — that Warden Burl Cain brought to Angola. The inmates were reuniting with their families. Volunteers with the Awana Lifeline ministry wore gray and lime-green T-shirts, and the inmates wore red, blue, yellow and dark green shirts.

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Iran's Ashkan Dejagah, right, challenges for a ball with Joaquim Adao, left, of Angola during a friendly soccer match between Iran and Angola, in Hartberg, Austria, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Iran's Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz looks on during a friendly soccer match between Iran and Angola, in Hartberg, Austria, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Iran's Ehsan Hajisafi, right, challenges for a ball with Jose Vunguidica, left, of Angola during a friendly soccer match between Iran and Angola, in Hartberg, Austria, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Iran's Sardar Azmoun, left, challenges for a ball with Vadoi, right, of Angola during a friendly soccer match between Iran and Angola, in Hartberg, Austria, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Iran's Ehsan Hajisafi, right, challenges for a ball with Lunguinha, left, of Angola during a friendly soccer match between Iran and Angola, in Hartberg, Austria, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)