Corrections officer arrested

A Delaware Department of Corrections officer is on the wrong side of the bars today after being arrested for taking prohibited items into the Delaware Correctional Center yesterday.

Delaware State Police say 46-year-old, Rawle A. London was arrested yesterday after it was discovered that he had money, drugs and a cell phone in his possession. All are items prohibited at the corrections facility in Smyrna .

 

Police say another observed the cell phone and reported London, who has worked for the Department of Corrections for 3 years, to a superior officer. That officer investigated further and discovered London was also carrying $345, which is also a policy violation, 26 grams of what is suspected to be marijuana and about 1.5 grams of cocaine.

 

Delaware State Police responded and continued the investigation. Their investigation revealed that London planned to distribute the items in his possession inside the prison.

London, who lives in Dover, is charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine and Promoting Prison Contraband. He was arraigned and released after posting $15,500.00 secured bail.

 

London is on paid leave pending further administrative action. Police say no other Department of Correction (DOC) employees were involved.

source: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=6142414

Ex-SC prison guard charged with having sex with inmate

A former South Carolina prison guard has been charged with having sex with an inmate.

The State Law Enforcement Division said Thursday that 27-year-old Jesse Reid of Hephzibah, Ga., was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual misconduct with an inmate.

SLED says Reid admitted in August to having a sexual relationship with an inmate at McCormick Correctional Institution, a maximum security all-male facility about 80 miles west of Columbia.

A spokesman for the prison system said Reid was hired as a guard in December 2006 and was fired in October because of inappropriate relations with an inmate.

It was not immediately clear if bond had been set for Reid or if he had an attorney. Jail officials said they were not authorized to release that information

Source: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20080515/APN/805151168&source=rss

Texas Killer Accused Of Romancing Female Jailer

FORT WORTH, Tex. (CBS) ― Texas’ first convicted killer to be committed under the state’s Sexually Violent Predator Program has been arrested again, this time accused of secretly starting a relationship with a female jailer.

Officials said Wesley Wayne Miller, 45, was arrested Tuesday night at the Cold Springs Jail, where he was required to live under the terms of his civil commitment order.

Alana Minton, Tarrant County assistant district attorney, confirmed Wednesday that Miller has been charged with violating a civil commitment requirement, a third-degree felony.

Terry Grisham, a spokesman for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, said that the 21-year-old jailer has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

Miller was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison in 1982 for stabbing Retha Stratton, an 18-year-old high school cheerleader. Miller also was a suspect in a string of rapes.

Two years later, he pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of burglary with intent to commit rape in nearby Saginaw and was sentenced to 20 years. Over the past two decades, Miller was released from prison on mandatory supervision several times under a state law in effect when he was convicted.

Each time, he has been sent back because he refused to participate in sex-offender counseling or was accused of committing another crime, including stalking a Wichita Falls woman.

In 2006 Miller was civilly committed under a 1999 law, which had been expanded to include killers with sexually motivated conduct. This meant that Miller, once released from prison, must live in supervised housing and follow a long list of rules.

He also would be required to be supervised by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, an agency that monitors sex offenders who have been civilly committed because they are a continuing threat to society. When Miller was released from prison last year, he first lived at a Fort Worth facility and later at the Cold Springs Jail.

Among requirements in Miller’s civil commitment order, he is not allowed to contact anyone unless it is first approved by his case manager.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Miller admitted to starting a romantic relationship with a jailer in March, calling her through the in-house intercom and also on her personal cell phone numerous times.
source: http://wbztv.com/national/texas.romances.jailer.2.725077.html

After jail scandals, county makes reform report public

Monroe County Correctional Facility must clearly communicate its “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct to employees and inmates, and break the “code of silence” that makes both groups reluctant to report violations.

Those are among conclusions of a far reaching, federally funded study of prison operations commissioned in the wake of a 2006 sex scandal at the Snydersville prison.

The 41-page report was completed last September but wasn’t released by the Monroe County Prison Board until Thursday.

The report by The Moss Group was paid for by the National Institute of Corrections. The report includes observations and data collection by three consultants during a two-day site visit last summer.

It calls for better staff training, particularly in implementing procedures of a federal law aimed at preventing prison rape.

“Until quite recently, there were no policies, procedures or training related to staff sexual misconduct and staff was unaware of the 2003 legislation, the Prison Rape Elimination Act,” the report states. “There was no clear ‘zero tolerance’ message communicated by the board, the warden or the leadership team. Staff described relationships between staff that cross professional boundaries and result in inappropriate interactions. There has apparently been a great deal of off-duty socializing, which at times has included former inmates.”

The report also recommends additional supervisory positions, the promotion of more women and minorities, an improved grievance filing process for inmates, and more formalized and consistent expectations of correction officer conduct with inmates.

Source: http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080515/NEWS/80515005/-1/rss01