Burl Cain, a long-time warden known for turning around what was once considered the most violent maximum security prison in America, has been cleared of any wrongdoing following investigations by three state agencies.
The inquiries were prompted by accusations of ethics breeches by a local newspaper in the fall that grew while newly elected Governor John Bel Edwards was preparing to take office. Cain resigned in the midst of the turmoil, effective Jan. 1, and Edwards subsequently called for the reviews, giving the appearance of guilt on Cain’s part.
Now Cain, with exonerations in hand, is telling why he resigned and what was behind the investigations. Cain explained more during an exclusive interview with the Baptist Message.
Look for a full story at 2 pm today at baptistmessage.com.