After Psychic Readings on State Time, Four Corrections Dept. Workers Put on Leave

RI Dept. of Corrections chief A.T. Wall announced four employees have been put on administrative leave during an internal investigation.

Cell blocks at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston. (Photo: Mark Schieldrop)
Cell blocks at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston. (Photo: Mark Schieldrop)
An alleged psychic reading that occurred behind the walls of the state prison with employees on the clock has resulted in four people being put on administrative leave during an internal investigation, Rhode Island Department of Corrections Director A.T. Wall announced Tuesday.

"This matter has become a distraction to the work of this agency," Wall said. "My first responsibility is to the public and to running the Department of Corrections."

Wall said an internal investigation was launched earlier this year after reports that a correctional officer was called in after her overnight shift and asked to do a psychic reading.

NBC10 reported that the employee, Heather Anderson, at first thought she was in trouble and that's why she was being called in. But, Anderson, who calls herself "The Mystical Medium" according to her Web site, was asked to perform psychic readings which reportedly lasted for two hours.

The readings were reportedly attended by several top corrections department officials.

Magilla Gorilla March 18, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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Elizabeth Roy March 19, 2014 at 07:36 AM
The problem is not going to a psychic; the problem is doing so while they should be working. In case you don't realize, they are not picking up trash on the side of the road, though that is their mentality. Unless it is part of a staff meeting/retreat, you go to work and do your job. No excuses.
Mike Mckenna March 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Just for your info. These weren't union members. They were high level management. They make double and one of them almost makes triple that of the bad union worker. Cant stand ignorant comments.
Lynn McCarthy March 26, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Yeah, leave the rank and file out of this. These were administrators-the ones we are paying to set a good example.
Elizabeth Roy March 27, 2014 at 08:17 AM
Never stated the rank and file of these self-entitled jerks. No matter who it is, they should be working, not playing. My tax dollars expect more.


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