Limestone Correctional Facility top warden Deborah Toney was placed on mandatory leave following serious accusations.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said Toney’s issue is an “internal personnel matter” and declined to comment further.

Nevertheless, according to WAAY 31, internal sources said that Toney is accused of failing to protect an inmate who was later attacked inside his cell. The inmate was hospitalized. Toney is also accused of sexual misconduct.

A Limestone inmate told WAAY 31 that Toney was led out of the facility by officials after the attack. The hospitalized inmate allegedly begged Toney not to put him in a cell with the inmate accused of the attack, and she didn’t listen.

Toney also allegedly groped female contractors while conducting pat-down searches.

The Limestone Correctional Facility declined to comment on the matter.

Limestone Correctional Facility is a maximum-security correctional facility for men located in Harvest. The prison opened in 1984 and is the largest prison in the Alabama state system. 

WAAY 31 contacted Gov. Kay Ivey’s office about the matter and received no response.

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