The former director of boys' lockup Thompson Academy, Renza "Craig" Ferguson, resigned under a cloud of suspicion in March. Staff members had made allegations that he was transporting young male inmates off campus and bringing them home to shower.
Now the lawyer who called to report those charges has filed suit against Thompson's owners on behalf of an alleged victim, with backup testimony from a number of former staff members. It details sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by Ferguson.
Despite Ferguson's resignation and the pending closure of Thompson, the company has never acknowledged inappropriate behavior by Ferguson. This could force them to confront those charges in court.More »