The Louisiana State Penitentiary Where inmates aren't the only scoundrels

Number 27475
Subject Prisons
Source The Advocate (Louisiana)
Year 2015
Publication Date 11/15/2015, 11/24/2015, 11/29/2015, 12/06/2015, 12/10/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/15/2015, 12/17/2015, 12/19/2015, 12/27/2015, 12/31/2015
Summary Burl Cain was America’s most famous jailer. Writers and filmmakers flocked to the remote Louisiana State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish to tell the story of how he had cleaned up the most violent jail in America. But there was more to the story. For two decades, Cain profited from his access to powerless inmates and his ability to dispense favors small and large. The Advocate launched an investigation, and after the first story was published, Cain quit his job, hoping that would stop the questions. He was wrong.
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Keywords Prisons; jails; criminals; crimes; violence; Burl Cain
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