A former officer at northern Missouri’s Chillicothe Correctional Center has been awarded $1 million as a result of a lawsuit he filed against the prison. A Cole County judge ruled in favor of the former officer.

The unnamed officer had filed a racial discrimination complaint with the prison’s human resources office, after which his attorneys said he was fired. The complaint alleges that racial discrimination is an issue at the women’s prison at Chillicothe.

The Missouri Department of Corrections has so far not commented on the lawsuit ruling.

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