DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) - An investigation is underway at the Decatur County prison after recently dismissed workers and other people voiced concerns.
Interim County Administrator Perry Henry said it's a fact finding mission.
He hired former Florida prison warden Ed Mercer to look into operations at the prison.
Warden Elijah McCoy is suspended with pay during the investigation.
"We wanted to protect the integrity of the fact finding mission and not have a chance that people would have the impression that the warden was influencing it in any kind of way," said Henry.
Henry said he hopes Mercer will determine if the prison is operating as efficiently as possible.