The Bible College at Angola Prison

Today's New York Times reports that the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, has a Southern Baptist Bible College in it which is exclusively for the prisoners. When Warden Burl Cain, a Christian evangelical, first came there in 1995, he asked the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to establish the college. It is the first, four-year, accredited college programĀ in a prison.But that's not all that is unusual about this prison. It has 18,000 acres, mostly grazing land for … [Read more...]