Investigators question warden at California women's prison
Federal investigators questioned the warden of a federal women’s prison in California and searched his office on Thursday, weeks after a former correctional officer at the facility was arrested on charges of sexually abusing inmates.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Thursday’s activity at the Federal Correctional Institution at Dublin was connected to last month’s arrest. Documents pertaining to Thursday’s search remained sealed. The FBI said it wasn’t able to provide details about the case.
In a statement, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that agents “conducted court authorized law enforcement activity” at the low-security Bay Area prison.
Thursday’s law enforcement activity at FCI Dublin is the latest cloud over the federal prison system, which has been plagued by rampant staffing shortages, suicides and security breaches after struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19 last year.
People familiar with the matter said federal investigators questioned warden R.J. Garcia, and FBI agents were seen searching his office and vehicle early Thursday. No arrests were made.
The people were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition …
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