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

Beaumont woman pleads guilty to accepting bribe while working as guard at federal penitentiary

A 34-year-old Beaumont woman pleaded guilty Monday to a charge that she accepted a bribe from an inmate while working at the federal penitentiary.

Jada L. Jefferson was accused of accepting $1,500 from an inmate in exchange for bringing tobacco into the prison. The offense is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

She was also indicted last September on two counts of engaging in a sexual act with an inmate, each punishable by up to 15 years in prison, and one count of bringing a prohibited substance into a federal correctional facility, an offense punishable by up to six months incarceration.

Jefferson will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentencing report that be used to determine a suggested punishment range. Jefferson will remain out on bond while awaiting sentencing.


Guards, inmates face charges in NYC jail death

NEW YORK (AP) – Jail guards and several inmates are facing criminal charges in the beating death of an 18-year-old prisoner at New York City’s Rikers Island.

Prosecutors in the Bronx are expected to announce an indictment Thursday afternoon in the slaying of Christopher Robinson.

Robinson’s family, which has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claims the guards did nothing while inmates beat and stomped the victim to death last October.

It was the first homicide in city jails in four years.


2 correctional officers charged in bar fight

Two provincial corrections officers have been charged with assault causing bodily harm in connection with a fight at a downtown Charlottetown bar.

Michael Andrew Irwin, 29, of Stratford and Nathan Kevin Praught, 22, of Summerside were charged Monday following the incident at St. James Gate on Dec. 13. Both men work at the P.E.I. correctional centre at Sleepy Hollow outside Charlottetown. Continue reading

MDOC ex-officer stole inmate IDs

Former Mississippi Department of Corrections employee Janice Singleton will be sentenced Feb. 27 on federal charges related to using inmates’ records to file false income tax returns and obtain money.
Singleton, 42, a Jackson tax preparer, was a corrections officer at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County prior to her arrest on state charges in February 2007.



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Attorney accused of smuggling pot to inmate

A 60-year-old defense attorney had been smuggling marijuana and cigarettes into Cook County Jail as part of a scheme orchestrated by an inmate, authorities said.


Dave Compton was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Cook County Sheriff’s officers caught him making a transaction with the unnamed inmate’s girlfriend, Angela Bell, and an undercover officer outside a courtroom at 26th and California, according to prosecutors.

Dave Compton, 60, is facing drug charges that allege he has been smuggling marijuana and cigarettes into the Cook County Jail.
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Former Filipino jail guard a suspect in ICRC kidnapping

A sacked prison guard was part of the armed gang who kidnapped three staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the southern Philippines, authorities said yesterday.

Rescuers have had no communication with the gunmen, who on Thursday snatched Andreas Notter of Switzerland, Eugenio Vagni of Italy and Filipina Jean Lacaba, and the hostages’ condition and location are unknown, Lieutenant-General Nelson Allaga of the Philippine Marines said. Continue reading

Ex-Okla. sheriff accused of coercing sex convicted of 13 felonies, acquitted of 23 others

A former Oklahomasheriff was convicted of second-degree rape and bribery Saturday in a case that accused him of coercing sex from female inmates and drug court defendants.

A Major County jury convicted former Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess on 13 felonies, including five counts of second-degree rape and three counts of bribery by a public official. He was acquitted of 23 other felony counts that included second-degree rape, forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation. Continue reading

Deliberations begin in trial of Oklahoma sheriff accused of coercing sex from female inmates

Okla. (AP) — Jury deliberations began Friday in the trial of a former sheriff accused of using his power over inmates and drug court defendants to coerce them into having sex with him.

Former Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess has pleaded not guilty to 36 charges of rape, rape by instrumentation, kidnapping, sexual battery and oral sodomy. His attorney has said the accusers are either lying or the sex was consensual. Continue reading

Guard pleads not guilty in inmate beating case

A guard who has already testified in court that he “lost it” when he punched a prisoner at the St. John’s lockup last March is pleading not guilty in his own assault trial.

Guards Michael Hanlon and Wayne Carrigan were charged after Christopher Mahon appeared in court last March with raccoon-like bruises around his eyes. Continue reading

Former prison guard from Brewster to be sentenced for sex with inmate

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Brewster, N.Y., man who is a former guard at the federal prison in Danbury is set to be sentenced for having sex with a female inmate and plotting with her to kill his wife.

Michael Rudkin is scheduled to appear in federal court in New Haven this afternoon. He faces up to 10 years in prison after having pleaded guilty last August to sexual abuse of a ward and attempted murder for hire.

Prosecutors say Rudkin and the inmate had a sexual relationship from October 2007 to January 2008. They say he promised to pay her $5,000 to arrange for his wife’s murder.

They say Rudkin also asked the inmate to wait until he could reinstate a life insurance policy on his wife. Prosecutors say investigators learned of the plot before any harm came to Rudkin’s wife.


Prison officer trio charged over alleged assault

Three Queensland prison officers have been charged over an alleged indecent assault of another officer.

The charges relate to an alleged incident at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy, a QCS spokesman said.

The male officers will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 27 to face a number of indecent assault charges.


Jailer pleads not guilty to raping inmate

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – A Mineral County detention officer accused of raping a jail inmate has pleaded not guilty.

Fifty-2-year-old Clyde Lee Dill is charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent and one count of attempted sexual intercourse without consent — both felonies. He entered his pleas Monday.

Prosecutors say Dill had sexual contact with the inmate between August 27th and November 14th of last year. He was working the night shift at the jail.

Dill also is accused of depositing small amounts of money into the woman’s jail bank account after the alleged intercourse took place.


Ex-prison guard to stand trial

A former Fayette County corrections officer who was fired for allegedly smuggling tobacco and prescription narcotics into the county jail was held for trial on criminal charges Tuesday after a preliminary hearing.

Tim Hamborsky, 48, of Connellsville, is charged by the Fayette County Drug Task Force with possessing a controlled substance, possessing with intent to deliver and bringing contraband into a prison. Continue reading