Nathan Burl Cain, I (born July 2, 1942), is a prison administrator and the former warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, known for reducing violence and improving conditions at the prison. He served there for twenty-one years, from January 1995 until his resignation in 2016.
Dec 15, 2015 ... Such dubious entanglements — which would occur again and again in different forms over a decades-long career — form the underbelly of the Burl Cain era, which came to an abrupt end this week when the longtime warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola announced his retirement.
Feb 17, 2017 ... A former Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate who claims a then-Angola guard sexually assaulted him eight times in 2014 — the last time after he complained to prison officials — should.
Jan 23, 2017 ... The former warden of Louisiana's largest prison might have violated state law by using prison resources and public money to renovate and furnish his homes, according to a government report released Monday. An audit report by the Louisiana legislative auditor's office details other potentially illegal ...
Apr 11, 2016 ... BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- Burl Cain, a longtime warden who infused faith into what had been called the nation's most violent maximum security prison, has been cleared of alleged ethics breaches following investigations by two Louisiana state agencies. "Thank you so much for the prayers," said Cain, ...
May 31, 2016 ... Warden Burl Cain (Louisiana State Penitentiary) Photo: Blake Boyd's “Louisiana Cereal.” Hardly any other warden in the USA has been covered by national and international media as much as the longest serving, controversial, former warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) at Angola, also known ...
Much has been written in this blog about Warden Burl Cain. (See here, here, and here for examples). During his nearly two decades at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, the prison has shed its reputation as the “bloodiest prison in America,” and has become a model for other prisons seeking to reduce violent ...
Dec 14, 2015 ... Few prison wardens have achieved the notoriety of Louisiana's Burl Cain, who is stepping down amidst investigations of his business dealings after 20 years at the top of Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola, the largest maximum-security prison in the most incarcerated state in the country.