The superintendent of the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport is on paid administrative leave and will not return to the job, according to corrections officials. Scott Martin was placed on leave following a month-and-a-half-long investigation. The Department of Corrections says it can’t comment on the specifics of the investigation but they say it had to do with the way the facility was managed and the direction Martin was taking it. He was also placed on leave back in 2019 after officials say a credible report was made against him and another official. Vermont Corrections Commissioner Nicholas Deml says the decision now to permanently remove Martin is aimed at changing the culture of the department, including trying to focus on inmate and staff mental health. Assistant Superintendent Mike Koehler is now the acting superintendent in Newport. DOC officials expect the investigation to wrap up in the coming weeks and say at that point Martin could be reassigned or fired.