12 - 20 - 2013 Rockview superintendent removed by state prison board
[CDT] - The superintendent of the Rockview and Benner state prisons, Marirosa Lamas, was removed from her post yesterday after an internal investigation into how an inmate allegedly sexually assaulted a female employee revealed problems in the way the facilities were being run. The shakeup was among personnel moves and safety measures announced in Bellefonte by state Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. The changes come almost 5 months after the July 25 incident in which state police said an inmate, who was alone with the woman for 27 minutes, choked her into unconsciousness and raped her. Police said the employee had previously reported problems and that when she blew an emergency whistle, no one came to her aid.