Top State Prison Official Resigns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A top state prisons official resigned
during an ongoing investigation of an alleged scheme to help speed
up the transfer of some inmates to different prisons in exchange
for money.
Officials say David Tune quit as the Department of Corrections'
administrator of work release programs yesterday, a few hours
before he was expected to be fired.
Tune had been on leave while investigators checked computer
records to see if inmate files had been changed to speed up the
transfers. Investigators are looking into the removal without
permission of some equipment from Tune's office.
In a resignation letter, Tune acknowledged he's a target of the
investigation, but said such transfers (quote) have been occurring
for at least 25 years and all of the administrations ... have been
aware of this practice.''
He said in the letter that he had never received any
compensation from anyone outside the agency for helping anyone with
a transfer.


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