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Two resign from Angola prison amid fresh scandal alleging self-dealing in firearms training

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Two longtime employees of the Angola state penitentiary have resigned during the past week in the wake of yet another scandal alleging self-dealing at the state’s maximum-security prison.

Richard Barton, a major, and Joe Turner, a master sergeant, were in charge of operating the rifle range at the prison, where correctional employees from around the state came for firearms training.

According to The Advocate, An investigation by the state Office of Inspector General found that Barton had been collecting fees privately for some of the sessions, even though he was on the clock and using state resources while conducting the training.

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