Many employees at the state prison system are outraged that a manager under investigation by the state was just given a new role at the Department of Corrections.
In June 2011, KIRO 7 was the first to report that Belinda Stewart was using the name of a fallen Lakewood police officer to fundraise for a personal non-profit organization on the DOC’s dime.
At the time, she made $102,000 a year as a department director.
She’ll now be leading various family, volunteer and religion programs for prisoners, despite the fact that she's under investigation for that fundraising.
Stewart was investigated in 2005 for selling Avon products to staff members while she worked at Purdy women's prison, and for hiring her own sister.