Cain s redemption will powerfully remind readers that every person is precious to the lord. Warden cain is considered by his supporters and some. All of this came into being at the behest of warden burl cain, who is now the l cain s redemption. Cain is a strong believer in the ability of the gospel to turn the most incorrigible of sinners into productive, moral citizens. I met dennis shere, and warden cain, along with many of the inmates and those that work at angola. A story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest prison. Formerly known as americas bloodiest prison, the 18,000 acres that comprise louisianas angola state penitentiary are now home to 5,000 inmates, a full range of seasonal crops, a 9hole golf course, yearly rodeos, a bible seminary, a museum, and much more. Its about burl cain, warden and louisiana state penitentiary angola. A story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest prison shere, dennis on. A story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest prison by dennis shere. In a gesture that the warden took to mean that he fully understood and expected to see his lord, james squeezed cain s hand. Enclosed you will find a copy of the book cain s redemption by dennis shere and a power point presentation. Cains redemption, a biography about warden burl cain of the louisiana state penitentiary at angola, and the last meal defending an accused mass murderer, about the defendants in.
Read cains redemption a story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest. He locks the guard assigned to the warden s office in the bathroom and plays the record over the prison. The prison that set me free dvd joni and friends joni. He is a corrupt and religious warden of the shawshank penitentiary. His steadfast rejection of a lock em up and throw away the key mentality can bee seen in the progressive, compassionate programs and sound correctional procedures he has implemented. Everyone was there except the person i had come to see. Under the leadership of warden burl cain, regular knife fights have turned into bible studies. Warden burl cain of the louisiana state prison is in contol of over 5,000 prisoners not to mention the number of employees required to make it all happen. All of this came into being at the behest of warden burl cain, who is now the. Cold case christianity a homicide detective investigates the claims of the gospels by j. Warden samuel norton, simply known as samuel norton, is the main antagonist in the 1982 stephen king book rita hayworth and the shawshank redemption, and its 1994 film adaptation the shawshank redemption. Gods own warden if you ever find yourself inside louisianas angola prison, burl cain will make sure you find jesusor regret ever crossing his path.
Cain, who is now the longeststanding warden in the history of angola prison. Cains job as warden gave him neardictatorial control, wrote dennis shere, his official biographer, in the book cains redemption. The seminarys idea of freedom for a prisoner is for them to find jesus and convert others without ever leaving prison. Nathan burl cain, i born july 2, 1942, is a prison administrator and the former warden at the louisiana state penitentiary at angola in west feliciana parish, north of baton rouge, louisiana. Cain took hold of antonios hand and stared into his eyes. I bought the book cains redemption, which is about how cains leadership reduced violence within angola by 80%, and how. Offer to remove monument language in december 10, 2008 letter. A bible study for law enforcement officers by officer michael dye.
Cains redemption ebook by dennis shere 9781575675015. Be the first to ask a question about cains redemption. Warden burl cain makes certain every inmate has the opportunity to know the transforming power of. What are the differences between shawshank redemption book. Samuel norton is the corrupt and heartless warden of shawshank state prison. Dennis shere is an american author, journalist and lawyer. Bpheaven, hell, sin and redemption arent just words at louisianas angola prison. Cains redemption at angola christian reformed church. He served there for twentyone years, from january 1995 until his resignation in 2016.
Krabs in the hit nickelodeon tv show spongebob squarepants. Having just finished reading the book an hour ago, i can name a few. A story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest prison at. The angola prison seminary is the first book published midway through a. In the movie the shawshank redemption, corruption plays a big role in the plot. I met dennis shere, and warden cain, along with many of the inmates and those that. Cain and his staff has made in the angola prison system. Andy entered shawshank in 1948 and escaped in the year 1975 27 years. He was played by clancy brown who is best known for voicing mr. A well written book that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Warden lawes book 20,000 years in sing sing was the previous best book on criminal justice but we ignored his suggestions in 1929.
Formerly known as americas bloodiest prison, the angola state penitentiary is home to 5,000. Ron hicks is a lifer behind the walls of the louisiana state penitentiary. Cain s redemption a story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest prison. Chief byron hadley is the second antagonist in shawshank redemption behind warden norton. Any and all documents regarding the purpose, objective andor intent associated with the creation of the philippians monument. The on fire attitude and leadership of warden burl cain. All of this came into being at the behest of warden burl cain, who is now the longeststanding warden in the history of angola prison. He was the longeststanding warden in the history of lsp. The credit for this unprecendented transformation is given to its one of a kind warden, burl cain. Although many of those on the outside say he deserves his sentence for the crime he committed, warden burl cain believes. Angola warden burl cain to resign amid twin probes into. A lot of people teach criminal justice theory, none of which works. Breaking with protocol, cain developed a rigorous daily routine for prisoners in the louisiana state. Prison warden burl cain believes that a lifetime is too long a time to live without hope.
He portrays himself as a strict christian, though whether this is sincere at the start or just a facade all along to maintain a good. Please refer to the enclosed book cains redemption regarding moral rehabilitation page 10. In the movies, red is played by morgan freeman and hes not irish. This book bears witness of the power of god to touch hardened. I could teach prisoners to read and write and help them learn skills and a trade, but without moral rehabilitation i would only be creating a smarter criminal. A story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest. Because eight out of ten prisoners are serving life sentences without parole at angola, cain has taken upon himself the task of.
Meet warden burl cain who is doing what is near impossible. Cains redemption by dennis shere overdrive rakuten. A story of hope and transformation in americas bloodiest prison once americas bloodiest prison, louisianas angola state penitentiary became one of the safest prisons in america under the leadership of warden burl cain, who was the longeststanding warden in the history of angola prison21 years, before his retirement. Cains redemption resourcing the church moody publishers. Nathan burl cain, i born july 2, 1942, is a prison administrator and the former warden at the. The changes which he brought about at the prison are detailed in the 2005 book cains redemption. Cains redemption, dennis shere northfield publishing, 2005 isbn.
When the donations of old books and records arrive at the warden s office, andy finds a copy of mozarts the marriage of figaro among the records. The warden has proven himself capable of dealing with the worst that this prison can give him, yet he never loses sight of the best that he can give these men. This is the only book on criminal justice book you need to read. In the book cains redemption, the warden summarizes his correctional philosophy. Under his leadership, the inmate population of 5,000 has gone from regular knife fights to bible studies. For many of the inmates living in the penitentiary with the largest life sentence population in america, angola prison in. Dennis shere formerly known as americas bloodiest prison, the 18,000 acres that comprise louisianas angola state penitentiary are now home to 5,000 inmates, a. Warden samuel norton is first seen when he introduces himself to the new inmates. The transformational approach he implemented is the subject of the 2005 book cain s redemption by dennis shere.
Only the wardens stand between the wrath of mother earth and the clueless masses of humanity around the world. Any louisiana tried prisoner whose sentencing is for over 40 years will be assigned to angola lsp. He is currently an attorney working on behalf of death penalty defendants in illinois. Some 1,000 angola inmates are the beneficiaries of warden burl cain s faithbased system of earned privileges that, in the past decade, has. Bergner comes to angola with admiration for its warden, burl cain who is reputed to have instituted reform and a belief in the possibility of redemption. Burl cain, who is now the longeststanding warden in the history of angola prison.466 829 1410 283 458 969 691 1406 1300 14 312 142 880 11 669 1171 1392 1187 230 1322 567 1288 136 889 425 843 747 1077 830 1002 633 208 183 448 1217 260 1424 1399 747 409 796 341 5 1068 602 696 907 1329 507 1114