Tennessee Correction Commissioner Quenton White resigned yesterday amid mounting questions about a sexual harassment allegation against him, his handling of a sexual harassment case against his executive assistant, and circumstances surrounding his relationship with a former subordinate, The Tennessean reports.
White, 45, who had headed the state’s prison system since 2003, resigned to Gov. Phil Bredesen, who hired him. The Tennessean had reported that White promoted and gave a raise to an assistant who had been suspended for sexual harassment. White also appeared to have driven a state-issued vehicle across Tennessee for months while his license was suspended, according to state fuel logs.