The Department of Correction says the security chief at Delaware’s only women’s prison has been suspended while an internal investigation is conducted.
Prisons spokesman Jason Miller said in an email Tuesday that Major Fred Way, superintendent at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle, was put on administrative suspension June 19.
Miller says the suspension was part of an internal investigation concerning potential violations of department policy. He described the investigation as active and ongoing, but would not give details.
Baylor houses about 400 inmates.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the 50-year-old Way transferred from Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington to Baylor a year ago.