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Warden at troubled US women's prison to step down

Warden at troubled US women's prison to step down

The warden at Virginia's largest women's prison is retiring amid allegations the prison discriminated against gay inmates and denied others access to religious services.
Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Monday that Barbara Wheeler will retire as warden of Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. He won't say when or provide other details.
State Sen. Frank Ruff asked the department in June to look into allegations that the prison curtailed inmates' access to religious services and separated masculine-looking prisoners from the rest of the population.
His request followed an Associated Press report in June that inmates who wore short hair and baggy clothes and had more masculine features had been segregated in a wing for more than a year.


Updated : 2021-04-23 23:18 GMT+08:00