Fired SD Deputy Warden Says She Wasn’t Told Why She Was Terminated

      The deputy warden at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls who was fired last week by Gov Kristi Noem following an anonymous sexual harassment complaint says she wasn’t told why she was dismissed. 

     Jennifer Dreiske had worked at the Department of Corrections for 19 years until she was fired along with warden Darin Young. 

      Dreiske said Tuesday in a statement on Facebook that she “never wavered” in her duties but that she was fired without an explanation.

         The South Dakota Dept of Human Services had been investigating an anonymous complaint that alleged supervising corrections officers regularly sexually harassed their colleagues.

       The complaint also claimed that employee morale was low and that promotions were plagued by nepotism