Dixon Correctional Institute

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Dixon Correctional Institute
Location 5568 Louisiana 68
Jackson, Louisiana
Status open
Security class mixed
Capacity 2529
Opened 1976
Managed by Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections

Dixon Correctional Institute (DCI) is a prison facility in Jackson, Louisiana. DCI, a facility of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, is approximately 30 miles (48 km) from Baton Rouge.[1] Dixon is located about 34 miles (55 km) from the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola).[2]

The housing of the warden of Dixon is in a pastoral setting by a lake.[2]

History[edit]

Dixon, which opened in 1976, was the first medium security prison in Louisiana.[1] 7.5% of Dixon's beds are classified as "maximum security."[3]

Burl Cain served as the warden of DCI until he was named in the same position at Angola. By 1997 Cain continued to live at DCI even though he was by that time the warden of Angola.[2] Therefore LeBlanc lived in his own house, 7 miles (11 km) away, and received $4,810 annually by the state as compensation. LeBlanc later became the Secretary of Corrections of Louisiana.[4]

Its current warden is Steve Rader.[1]Another former Dixon warden is Richard Stalder of Zachary, who was the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections from 1992 to 2008.

Around 2003 the prison held boxing matches for prisoners.[5]

Notable inmates[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dixon Correctional Institute Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.." Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Retrieved on August 29, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Auditor says state paying too much by letting Angola warden live at DCI." The Advocate. February 7, 1997. Retrieved on February 3, 2011. "Warden Burl Cain of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola continues to live in the same house on the grounds of Dixon Correctional Institute where he lived while in his previous job as DCI warden. Angola and DCI are about 34 miles apart."
  3. ^ "Time in Prison Archived 2012-10-23 at WebCite." Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. 14/40. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
  4. ^ Lau, Maya. "Burl Cain still living in Angola warden’s house, will be on ‘paid leave’ through August." The New Orleans Advocate. January 13, 2016. Retrieved on April 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dixon Correctional center to hold boxing matches." The Advocate. November 19, 2003. Retrieved on October 26, 2012. "Inmate boxers from Avoyelles Correctional Center, C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center, Hunt Correctional Center, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Washington[...]" - Listed on Google News but the URL here returned a 404.
  6. ^ Kaufman, Gil. "Lil Boosie Could Face Further Charges Following Murder Indictment." MTV. June 18, 2010. Retrieved on February 3, 2011.

Official website[edit]

Coordinates: 30°48′47″N 91°12′28″W / 30.81306°N 91.20778°W / 30.81306; -91.20778