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2 more fired at Augusta YDC

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Two more Augusta Youth Development Campus officers were fired as a result of staff policy violations.

In a news release sent out Wednesday night, Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Gale Buckner said the terminations resulted from ongoing investigations at the facility.

Corrections officer Kenneth Payton was terminated for “misconduct policy violations for allegedly initiating a physical altercation with a resident under the care and custody of the Department.”

In a separate investigation, corrections officer Dondale Stroman was let go “based on misconduct policy violations for alleged improper use of physical intervention techniques.”

Buckner’s statement also clarified that while corrections officer Tracy Banks has made public statements that he resigned, he has not submitted a written resignation to the department. Banks, who had been suspended with pay for a “sexual misconduct policy violation involving a resident,” remains suspended with pay as his official status with the agency, the statement said.

Wednesday’s terminations follow daylong interviews conducted Tuesday by a team of 20 agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation working with investigators from the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Officials were seeking information on alleged sexual misconduct, instances of contraband smuggled into the facility and the November beating death of 19-year-old Jade Holder.

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bdouglas
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bdouglas 01/26/12 - 09:33 am
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Sounds a lot like people have

Sounds a lot like people have been getting away with a lot at this place, and only the death of an inmate brought on the scrutiny that should have been given all along.

happychimer
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happychimer 01/26/12 - 10:55 am
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I am glad to see a house

I am glad to see a house cleaning going on.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 01/26/12 - 12:02 pm
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LOL..looks like the party's
Unpublished

LOL..looks like the party's over ...........Amen.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 01/26/12 - 12:47 pm
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I was traveling East on Bobby

I was traveling East on Bobby Jones last week and a vehicle with a DJJ decal on the side passed me at a pretty good rate of speed. Hope whoever it was was headed to the YDC to fire some of their 'good' employees!!

chadwick323i
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chadwick323i 01/26/12 - 02:10 pm
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At this rate of firing

At this rate of firing people, there should be a line outside the building looking for jobs!!

junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 01/27/12 - 12:18 pm
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over 60 jobs are open out

over 60 jobs are open out there. go for it. I challenge everyone to put their actions where their mouths are

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