Angola warden Burl Cain resigns
Posted on 12/10/2015 11:56:00 AM.
Angola warden Burl Cain has decided to give up his post at the end of the year after nearly 21 years on the job.  Cain's resignation comes weeks after The Advocate newspaper published articles questioning whether his real estate deals with relatives and friends of inmates violated Department of Corrections rules.  

Cain says when the paper questioned his religious beliefs, he knew it was time to go.
"I guess the religious belief was the snowflake that pushed me over the edge."

Cain is 73-years-old and the longest serving warden in Angola history.  He has gained world-wide recognition for his efforts in reforming the prison.  Cain says his biggest accomplishment at Angola does not lie with the buildings on the prison campus.

"But what's in the hearts of the men here because that never really goes away.  And that's the greatest change, the moral rehabilitation that we have.  That's what counts."

Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc will appoint Cain's successor.  Cain believes LeBlanc will select Dixon Correctional Institute warden Darrell Vannoy to replace him at Angola.

"He's very experienced and knows all the inmates and we won't miss a lick.   I'm going to work with him through a transition period til we get everything really smoothed out and ensure we have public safety and the prison under control and it's stable." 
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