SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announces the retirement of a Cabinet secretary who she suspended amid an investigation into complaints of low employee morale and sexual harassment at the State Penitentiary.
Noem last month suspended Secretary of Corrections Mike Leidholt within hours of being briefed on a human resources review of an anonymous complaint that alleged supervising corrections officers at the State Penitentiary regularly sexually harassed their fellow employees.
The governor has fired the warden, deputy warden and the director of a prison work program. She also hired a third party to review the prison system and indicated she intends to push for widespread changes.