Minnesota Prison Warden Placed on Leave
BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — The warden of the Stillwater state prison is on leave pending an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Officials are not releasing any details of the investigation. Department spokeswoman Sarah Fitzgerald confirms Steven Hammer has been on leave since Monday. The Star Tribune reports he is still on the payroll.
Hammer previously worked as warden of the Rush City prison. He took over at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater in March of 2015.