WA state Penitentiary employee accused of sleeping



WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Corrections is investigating a mental health counselor at the state Penitentiary in Walla Walla who is accused of sleeping on duty.

Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis says there’s been a whistleblower complaint and a state audit questioning the behavior of the counselor.

The Union-Bulletin reports (http://is.gd/LJd6FK ) he holds a second full-time job at the Oregon prison facility in Pendleton. He has an annual salary of about $46,000 a year in Washington and $54,000 a year in Oregon.

The Washington state audit also says the counselor has been reprimanded for playing video games on his state computer.


Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com