Retired BDCC warden speaks to Lions

John Lewis (at right) with Lion Raymond Abraham, who invited and introduced John.

Minden Lions enjoyed hearing from “Big John” Lewis on Thursday. John retired following 34 years with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office. Seventeen of those years were spent as warden for Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

John is a strong Christian and believes that the key to reduced recidivism among prisoners is to help them discover a personal relationship with Jesus. John’s also an advocate for Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addictions. Even in his retirement, he continues to attend Celebrate Recovery meetings to provide support for former inmates.

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