Last September several correctional officers testified before a House committee about sexual harassment in state prisons. And just two weeks ago prison worker Sally Keaton appeared before the same committee and said abuse by prison superiors is ongoing.
St. Louis Representative Quincy Troupe heads the committee that has heard these allegations. He claims the Department of Corrections has known about them for quite some time.
Both the Department of Corrections and Troupe are forming committees to re-examine these charges, and thus far, the Governor is not going to intervene. Reporting from Jefferson City, this is Caroline Noel