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SBI Investigates Allegations of Sexual Misconduct at Women's Prison

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RALEIGH — The

State Bureau of Investigation

is looking into allegations ofinappropriate sexual conduct between staff and prisoners at the

NorthCarolina Correctional Institution for Women

.

Department of Correction

spokeswoman Pam Walker says theallegations first surfaced six weeks ago. The department conductedan internal investigation and asked the SBI for assistance.

SBI. agents arrived at the prison Thursday to conduct interviews.Assistant Prison Superintendent Michael Ledford says it is thefirst such investigation in recent memory at the prison.

Walker says the allegations this time involve more than oneinmate and more than one staff member.

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