The former warden of the Avoyelles Correctional Center in Cottonport - Nate Cain - was sentenced on Monday to 38 months in federal prison.

He pleaded guilty in March to two counts of federal wire fraud.

His ex-wife, Tonia Bandy, received an 8-month sentence. Prosecutors say the duo made fraudulent purchases with public dollars, including gun parts.

Nate Cain is the son of Burl Cain, the former warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.