BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An official warden has been chosen for the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.
The Department of Safety and Corrections said Darrel Vannoy will take over the position permanently after serving as interim warden since January.
Before being announced as Angola's interim warden in December 2015, Vannoy served as warden of Dixon Correctional Institute. He has worked in corrections for 40 years.
He replaces Burl Cain who stepped down after serving as Angola's warden for more than 20 years. Cain announced his resignation on December 9, 2015. His last day was Dec. 31, 2015.