3 employees fired at Tenn. Prison for Women



NASHVILLE (AP) — Two guards and the recreation director at the Tennessee Prison for Women have been fired after an investigation into misconduct.

Two other guards have resigned and a sixth employee is awaiting a department hearing on accusations.

Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Dorinda Carter said Monday there was a sexual relationship between at least one male guard and an inmate.

Carter said a department investigation began two weeks ago and the activity is believed to have occurred within the past month.

Some of the information will be forwarded to prosecutors for review, Carter said.

source: http://www.wate.com/global/story.asp?s=8976886

Prison Employee Sentenced In Online Enticement Case

HONOLULU — A judge on Monday sentenced a former employee of the women’s prison was sentence to 10 years in prison for Internet enticement of a child.


Authorities caught Tyler Wong, 30, in an undercover operation. He arranged to meet with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl.


Wong asked for probation, but Judge Randall Lee gave him the maximum 10-year sentence

Prosecutors said Wong had a history of meeting women on the Internet for sex and was still denied he did anything wrong in the enticement case.

source: http://www.kitv.com/news/17423097/detail.html?rss=hon&psp=news

Sheriff: Employee stole from inmates to pay rent

ERWIN, Tenn. — An employee of the Unicoi County Jail is accused of stealing money from inmates to pay his rent.

The Kingsport Times-News reported 36-year-old Jimmy Fox was charged with two counts of theft and one count of misconduct after Sheriff Kent Harris said Fox admitted taking money belonging to two jail inmates.

Fox had worked at the jail for about three weeks. He is also a former Washington County constable.

Harris said inmates complained they didn’t get back all the money they had surrendered when they were booked.

The sheriff said investigators were preparing to give Fox a polygraph test Monday when he admitted taking nearly $300, saying he paid his rent with it.

Fox was immediately fired. He is charged with theft and offical misconduct.

source: http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080909/NEWS03/80909029/-1/RSS05