BILLINGS, Mont. -

The former warden of the Montana Women's Prison confirms her recent retirement followed complaints by staffers that she was short-tempered and the workplace was stressful for them.
    
Jo Acton was placed on paid administrative leave on March 13 and submitted her letter of resignation five days later.
    
Documents from the Department of Corrections indicate an employee described a hostile and unprofessional workplace in a complaint sent to the agency's chief of human resources on Feb. 28.
    
Gary Phillips' report indicated several employees told him Acton used profanities, was emotionally unstable and led by intimidation.
    
Acton released a statement Thursday saying the leave gave her the opportunity to reflect on how she allowed stress impact her behavior and health.