Another Bad Apple at Corrections

Late Friday, WLKY’s Ben Jackey reported that a Metro Corrections employee is being charged with felony and misdemeanor counts after a Metro Police investigation. Anthony Moore is expected to be arraigned today (Monday) on charges that include sexual abuse of an inmate.

He was also sneaking cigarettes in and hiding them in ceiling tiles. Chalk one up for creativity, there. He’s currently suspended without pay.

But Moore, who had been with the department more than four years, is just the latest to be caught behaving badly while on the job at the jail. Last month, it was supervisors having work done by inmates at their homes. Before that it was threats from employees on director Mark Bolton, resulting in Bolton receiving police protection.

Bolton, before that, had fired members of his top staff after some crazy texting at late hours was discovered in which they chatted negative stuff about Bolton. Here’s a link to all our stories about the mess at Corrections.

Bolton may be the right guy for the job, but the job of cleaning up the reputation at Corrections is monstrous. He issued a statement in regard to the Moore case:

“LMDC has a fundamental and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and legal rights of all inmates and we will continue to hold staff accountable as it relates to administrative misconduct and criminal behavior.

“Our internal policies, new officer academy and in-service training will be reviewed and amended to ensure inmate and staff safety remains our highest priority.”