Our Founder

Burl Cain, CEO and Founder

Burl Cain served as the Warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary, Louisiana’s largest maximum-security prison for over 20 years. Once known as the “Bloodiest Prison in America,” Louisiana State Penitentiary, under Burl Cain’s leadership, became one of the safest, most secure, and progressive maximum security prisons in the nation. There, he founded and facilitated the Accredited Hospice Program, Bible College in conjunction with the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and also raised private funds to build seven chapels for inmate use on the prison grounds.

As a long serving, transformative figure in Corrections, Cain has the ability to motivate and inspire wardens and lawmakers on the subject of rehabilitation. His expertise and passion in the area of prison reform and moral change has steered him into aiding the spread of the gospel through Global Prison Seminaries Foundation.

Cain possesses a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s degree from Grambling State University. He is an active member of several organizations. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Correctional Association, Board of Directors of Prison Fellowship Ministries, and the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, among others.