Guard exposes alleged corruption at local prison

Posted at 6:05 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 13:16:54-04

A prison guard spoke exclusively to 10News about risking his safety to expose corruption inside Donovan State Prison.

Albert Limon said he filed a complaint in 2010 when he claimed another guard bragged about stealing cash and gift cards from inmates.

The complaint was leaked, which made Limon fear for his safety. He then changed job assignments and drove a prison bus across the state.

However, he said he witnessed other guards sleeping on the job.

When he complained, those guards found out, and soon after, Limon said someone put rat traps in his mailbox.

"The pride I took when I was sworn in as a peace officer … only to be lost in this manner, for doing the right thing," Limon told 10News.

Since July 2015, Limon has been on unpaid leave. He said he suffers from PTSD and is too afraid to go back to work.

Limon and his lawyer have filed a hostile work environment lawsuit.

10News reached out to prison officials, and they said they have not yet been served and declined further comment.