Deputy fired, charged with raping inmate

A Pulaski County sheriff’s office deputy was fired and charged with the rape of an inmate inside a basement holding cell at the county courthouse after the inmate produced a DNA sample she kept on the inside of her bra, sheriff’s office documents obtained Friday show.

Willie Lee Owens, 39, of Conway, had been a Pulaski County deputy for more than three years when on Dec. 18 he told a 26-yearold female inmate she might be needed back in court after a hearing during which she received three years’ probation after pleading guilty to criminal attempt to obtain prescription drugs by fraud, the records show. When another deputy arrived to pick up inmates who were supposed to return to the Pulaski County jail, Owens told the deputy to leave her behind, the records said. Continue reading

Prison employee sentenced to prison for having sex with inmate

A former prison secretary has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for having sex with an inmate she was supposed to be supervising, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in the District of Colorado said Friday.

Janine Sligar, 47, of Wray, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday for sexual abuse of a ward. After serving her sentence, she will serve five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender, spokesman Jeff Dorschner said in a news release. Continue reading

Former Corrections employee convicted of insurance fraud

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Prison guard accused of faking medical excuses

A prison guard at SCI-Greensburg was charged Tuesday with forging various doctor’s excuses over a three-year period to call off work.

Dennis F. Blevins, 50, of 145 Front St., Blairsville, was arraigned before Hempfield District Judge Mark Mansour on one charge of theft of services and 15 counts each of forgery and tampering with public records. Continue reading

Lee Co. Corrections Officer Arrested

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Lee County correctional officer who was found at car dealership with burglary tools has been arrested.

William J. Edwards is facing charges of burglary of a structure, possession of burglary tools with intent to use and petty theft.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, officers from the Fort Myers Police Department found Edwards and another man at the dealership early Sunday morning. The other man, whose name wasn’t released, was arrested on the same charges as Edwards.

Edwards has been placed on administrative leave from the sheriff’s office, where he has worked since Oct. 23, 2007.


Former Prison Worker Admits Taking Bribe

Man Admits He Smuggled Marijuana, Jewelry To Inmate
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A former worker at Leavenworth Penitentiary pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an inmate.

Jacob Roscoe, 34, of Leavenworth, Kan., a former recreation specialist at the prison, has pleaded guilty to one count of accepting a bribe, Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker said in a news release Tuesday.

Roscoe admitted in his plea that he smuggled marijuana and jewelry to the inmate for $1,400.

Roscoe will be sentenced on April 27. He could spend up to 15 years in federal prison and be charged a fine up to $250,000

Janine Sligar Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing A Prison Inmate

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Janine Sligar, a 47 year old former prison secretary, was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday for having maintained a sexual relationship with an inmate under her supervision. Continue reading