Government Operations & Audit Committee heard from corrections on Thursday

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature heard from interim Corrections Department Secretary Tim Reisch at their meeting in Pierre Thursday.

Two top administrators at the prison were fired and the former Corrections Secretary was suspended following anonymous allegations of harassment of staff at the facility in Sioux Falls.

Reisch says there were multiple errors in administration.

Reisch says the investigation is continuing.

Reisch says the changes were needed.

Reisch told the committee that staff turnover has increased in the last year with over one hundred open positions.