State correctional authorities violated state law when they chose not to seek competitive bids for a major construction project in downtown Baton Rouge, according to a report that the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office released Monday morning.The $6.3 million project involved renovating a former city police building and incorporating it into the Department of Public Safety and Corrections campus on Mayflower Street.The building now houses Prison Enterprises, a profit-making arm of the...
Two Louisiana corrections employees say they spent nearly a week working on a private home in Baton Rouge, owned by the wife of former Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Warden Burl Cain, and didn’t receive a dime for their labors.The men, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they fear retribution from their superiors, said they were never questioned by Louisiana’s Office of Inspector General, the agency that recently investigated Cain’s use of subordinates to fix up properties he...
When Burl Cain hands over the keys to the warden’s house that was built for him at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola a decade ago, the state’s highest-paid civil servant will say goodbye to the prison he oversaw for 20 years — but not the state payroll.Cain had been scheduled to leave Angola last week after announcing in December that he’d step down Jan. 1, but he’s now been given an extension to stay in the warden’s house until March 7, according to Pam Laborde, a spokeswoman for...
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