Plaintiffs Edna Miller and Frances Mackey, both corrections officers, claimed they were discrimination victims of Chief Deputy Warden Lewis Kuykendall, who allegedly was sleeping with three of their colleagues.
Miller and Mackey alleged that Kuykendall habitually rewarded the three women with promotions, bonuses, and other special treatment.
On one occasion, they said, a paramour announced that if she didn’t get promoted, she would take the warden down with her knowledge of “every scar on his body.”
Worse, Miller and Mackey described a prison rife with awkward tension, lovers’ quarrels, and public displays of affection. When Miller told Kuykendall about an additional affair one of his girlfriends was having with another female employee, she said, the message was passed on to the paramour, who summarily beat Miller into submission and locked her in a closet.