Ex-Angola Warden Burl Cain responds to audit allegations of illegal activity during his tenure
Posted on 1/24/2017 1:42:00 PM.
Former Angola Warden Burl Cain has responded to claims in a state legislative auditor’s report that said he may have illegally used public funds for personal reasons. One of the accusations is that prison workers performed work on his private home, while getting paid by the state. Cain says it’s not his job to fill out their time sheets properly.
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Audit alleges misuse of funds by former-Angola warden
Posted on 1/23/2017 2:05:00 PM.

An audit accuses former-Angola warden Burl Cain of improperly using state funds during his tenure at the helm of the state’s largest prison. State legislative auditor Daryl Purpera says several state employees helped renovate Cain’s private home in Baton Rouge while on the clock, including Angola’s maintenance director Tim Byrd.

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Burl Cain holds press conference after cleared of wrong doing
Posted on 3/23/2016 1:19:00 PM.

Former Angola Warden Burl Cain spoke briefly this morning about the investigation into allegations that he was a corrupt prison leader during his 20 year tenure. The investigation eventually cleared him, as the Inspector General said there was no evidence to support these accusations. Cain says these false claims ruined his life.

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State investigation clears former Angola Warden of wrongdoing
Posted on 3/22/2016 5:53:00 PM.
A multi-agency investigation finds that former Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain did not participate in any illegal activity.
There was accusations the longtime warden told state corrections employees to work on his homes, while also receiving a pay check for working at the prison.
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Joint investigation looking into allegations concerning Warden Burl Cain
Posted on 12/18/2015 2:53:00 PM.
Outgoing Angola Warden Burl Cain is the subject of an investigation conducted by multiple agencies. The Department of Corrections, State Police and the Inspector General's office didn't provide many details at a press conference. Inspector General Stephen Street says they are trying to get to the facts in an efficient manner.
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Lawmaker says Cain's decision to resign as Angola warden was probably the right move
Posted on 12/11/2015 4:30:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary James Le Blanc says Darrel Vannoy will transition into the top position at Angola and work with outgoing Warden Burl Cain. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard, whose district includes Angola, says if the allegations Cain had private business dealings with inmates are true, then his resignation was the right call.
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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.  
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Angola Warden Burl Cain to resign at the end of the year
Posted on 12/9/2015 5:48:00 PM.
Longtime Angola warden Burl Cain says he will step down at the end of the year. Cain's resignation comes after an investigative report by the Advocate newpaper that examined whether the warden violated a Department of Public and Safety Corrections rule when he entering real estate deals with relatives and friends of inmates.
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Angola warden says no plans in place to cool down death row
Posted on 1/6/2015 4:40:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Angola warden Burl Cain says he has not taken any steps to install a cooling system on death row. A federal judge has ruled that the state needs to take more measures to cool off death row during the hot summer months. The ruling is currently under appeal. Cain says it would be too expensive to add any type of cooling system at the prison.
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Angola Warden Burl Cain remains undecided on a potential run for governor
Posted on 1/5/2015 1:46:00 PM.
It's an election year in Louisiana and Angola Warden Burl Cain's name has come up as a possible candidate for governor. Cain was in Baton Rouge today and says he's still thinking about running for the highest elected position in the state.
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