Global Prison Seminaries Foundation was birthed out of former warden Burl Cain’s experience at Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary).  Angola, once known as the bloodiest prison in America, is now one of the safest and most peaceful prisons in the country. This transformation came about with what is now known as the Prison Seminary Model.  Moral rehabilitation is facilitated and encouraged through providing a robust theological education of inmates with long sentences in the form of a four-year accredited degree program, with the intent of using those inmate graduates as peer ministers within the prison system.

Burl desires to see every state prison system experience a cultural change and become a channel for moral rehabilitation.  After helping numerous prison seminaries start up while serving as the Angola warden, he retired in 2016 and launched GPSF in order to dedicate concentrated time and resources to prison seminaries.