- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana State Penitentiary’s new permanent warden is the same man who’s been working as active warden for months.

The state corrections department announced that Darrel Vannoy, acting warden at the Angola facility since December, will stay in the job. He previously worked as deputy warden at the state penitentiary before serving as warden of Dixon Correctional Institute.

The Angola job was open after longtime warden Burl Cain resigned after reports by The Advocate newspaper about his private real estate dealings. State investigators said they found no evidence of illegal activity.

The Department of Corrections announced several prison leadership moves Wednesday. Among them, Dixon’s deputy warden, Jason Kent, was promoted to warden at the facility in Jackson to fill Vannoy’s old job.

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