Angola maintenance worker accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate

A maintenance worker at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate, has been arrested on a felony count of malfeasance in office, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday morning.

Danny B. Daniel, 64, of 11646 Powell Station Road in St. Francisville, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon with the prison’s Investigations Unit assisting the sheriff’s office, according to a press release. Bond was set at $25,000.

Authorities wouldn’t elaborate on the details of the inappropriate behavior. “We can’t really say until we finish up this investigation,” said Erin Foster, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.

Daniel has been employed at the prison since 2007, she said.