Ex-jail deputy gets prison for smuggling drugs in tacos

TEXARKANA, Ark — A former jail guard in Arkansas has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for sneaking syringes, marijuana and cell phones to inmates by hiding the items in food.

Deputies say 26-year-old Jordan Michael Waller carried tacos, pizzas and chili to work at the Miller County jail. He used the food to hide a stash of cell phones and chargers, methamphetamine, marijuana, tobacco and cigarette rolling papers

Family members testified Waller had paranoid schizophrenia that manageable with medication. Jail officials denied knowing of Waller’s illness. He was sentenced Thursday in Texarkana.

The long-troubled jail had 13 escapes last year. A number of guards were fired, and some faced criminal charges for improper conduct with inmates.

source: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20090227/NEWS03/902279892/-1/NEWS09

Ex-Sheriff, Jailers Charged With Inmate Sex, Taking Them Drugs

 FORT WORTH, Texas —  A former North Texas sheriff and some ex-jailers were among 17 people named Friday in a 106-count indictment on charges ranging from having sex with inmates to taking them drugs.

Bill Keating, who was Montague County sheriff from 2004-08, is charged with official oppression and having sex with inmates in April and in the fall, according to the indictment. Keating was not up for re-election because he lost in the primary last spring. Continue reading

5 jail officers test positive for drugs

MANILA, Philippines—Five jail officers were found positive for drug use after random drug testing this month, the Department of Interior and Local Government announced Friday.

Without naming the officers, the DILG in a statement said two of the officers were from Metro Manila, one from the Cordillera, one from the Ilocos region, and one from the Caraga region.

Some 2,007 randomly selected jail personnel had undergone testing this month in line with government’s renewed anti-drug campaign.

Those who tested positive for shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and marijuana will undergo confirmatory tests and may face criminal and administrative charges, the DILG said

source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090227-191484/5-jail-officers-test-positive-for-drugs

Corrections worker accused of romance with an inmate

A 57-year-old woman who had worked as an education coordinator for the state Department of Corrections pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of first-degree official misconduct following an investigation into her alleged relationship with an inmate.

Sharon Lee Simovic was arrested on a warrant Friday and arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday.

Findings of an investigation allege that Simovic, who had worked under contract with the state at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, became involved with an inmate, Joshua Dennison, 32, who had served as her clerk in the prison. Simovic helped inmates put together a course plan towards obtaining their high school graduate equivalency diplomas.

Investigators said they found love letters Simovic wrote to Dennison. An indictment accuses Simovic of using her official position from Jan. 1, 2007, through Oct. 19, 2007, to obtain a benefit: “The love and affection” of Dennison. Simovic no longer works for the state.

A trial is scheduled for Sept. 23.

source: http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2008/08/corrections_worker_accused_of.html

Ex-guard gets probation for forcing inmates to sing nursery rhymes, bark like dogs

A former corrections officer at Westmoreland County Prison will serve probation after pleading guilty Monday to forcing inmates to kneel and sing nursery rhymes and bark like dogs.

Scott A. Rogers, 39, of Mt. Pleasant was a 10-year guard before he was charged with three misdemeanor charges of official oppression. He was sentenced yesterday to serve nine months on probation by Westmoreland County Judge Rita Hathaway. Continue reading

Prison official arrested in bar fracas

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — A former prison superintendent faces a battery charge for allegedly pushing a bartender to the floor and punching a customer at a bar where he was denied a tab.

Timothy Todd, 57, was arrested Thursday by police in Michigan City on preliminary charges of battery, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication. Continue reading

Prison Guard Trial To Begin Monday

Guard Accused Of Attacking Child Rapist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A trial is set to start Monday for a prison guard accused of attacking a convicted child rapist.

 

Joshua Barber is charged with beating Jeremy Duffer as the inmate was being transported from one cell to another at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex. Continue reading

Corrections worker accused of romance with an inmate

A 57-year-old woman who had worked as an education coordinator for the state Department of Corrections pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of first-degree official misconduct following an investigation into her alleged relationship with an inmate.

Sharon Lee Simovic was arrested on a warrant Friday and arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday.

Findings of an investigation allege that Simovic, who had worked under contract with the state at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, became involved with an inmate, Joshua Dennison, 32, who had served as her clerk in the prison. Simovic helped inmates put together a course plan towards obtaining their high school graduate equivalency diplomas.

Investigators said they found love letters Simovic wrote to Dennison. An indictment accuses Simovic of using her official position from Jan. 1, 2007, through Oct. 19, 2007, to obtain a benefit: “The love and affection” of Dennison. Simovic no longer works for the state.

A trial is scheduled for Sept. 23.

SOURCE: http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2008/08/corrections_worker_accused_of.html

Wisconsin Female Prison Guards Face Sexual Assault Charges

Two former female Oakhill prison guards are being charged with second-dagree sexual assault, even though they say the so-called victim — a prisoner — seduced them.

A year and a half ago, Correction’s Secretary Matt Frank said he would enforce a “zero tolerance” policy for sexual contact between prison staff and inmates. Continue reading

Former federal prison guard goes to prison

COVINGTON, Ky. — A former federal corrections officer has been sentenced to prison in a smuggling scheme that brought contraband tobacco into the Federal Correctional Institution Ashland.

A federal judge in Covington sentenced 43-year-old David Thompson of Raceland on Friday to four years in prison. Continue reading

Former Missouri corrections officer faces drug-smuggling charges

ST. LOUIS | A former Missouri corrections officer and two others face federal charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana and crack cocaine inside the state prison in Moberly.

U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the charges Friday against 35-year-old Brian Saunders of Salisbury, along with 25-year-old Rebecca Best and 28-year-old Sandra White, both of Moberly. Continue reading

Mass. jail guard arrested on drug charges

DARTMOUTH, Mass.—A Bristol County correctional officer has been arrested on drug charges for allegedly bringing contraband into the Dartmouth House of Correction.

Authorities say 20-year-old Marco Moniz of Fall River was arrested while on duty Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws and delivering contraband to a penal institution.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

A sheriff’s office spokesman could not be more specific on what was brought into the jail.

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said in as statement that he was “deeply saddened” that a sworn officer “violated the badge he wears and the trust it implies.” But Hodgson praised those who conducted the investigation

source: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/02/12/mass_jail_guard_arrested_on_drug_charges/?rss_id=Boston.com+–+Latest+news

Deputy Jailer arrested

The Larue County Deputy Jailer is now the one behind bars.

 

Jennie McGee was arrested early Sunday morning by Kentucky State Police.

 

McGee was wanted for five counts of felony theft out of Perry County, Indiana.

 

She was also charged with five counts of “fugitive from another state” regarding the warrants.

 

McGee is lodged in the Hart County jail on a $15,000 bond.

source: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/whas11-top-090208-jailer.30743b10.html

Jail officer charged in alleged road-rage incident

A newly hired Pierce County corrections officer has been put on administrative leave after he was accused of pulling a loaded gun during an alleged road-rage incident in King County.

Prosecutors charged Yury Nijnik, 28, with second-degree assault in connection with the Jan. 25 incident. He is to be arraigned Tuesday at the Regional Justice Center in Kent. Continue reading

Deputy Fired For Slapping Inmate In Handcuffs

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired for slapping a teenage inmate in handcuffs and then lying about it to investigators.

 

Deputy Gregoire Morency had worked at the sheriff’s office since November 2007. According to investigators, Morency slapped the inmate in the face while transporting him in the county jail.

 

Sheriff’s investigators say Morency lied about telling his sergeant about his use of force. Officials say he was also neglectful of his duties and used excessive force and profanity.

Another deputy was suspended for five days because he witnessed the incident but did not report the battery to supervisors or medical staff.

 

The 17-year-old is now serving five years in another facility on burglary and robbery charges.

source: http://www.nbc6.net/news/18619100/detail.html

2 Oklahoma corrections officers indicted for alleged civil rights violations

An Oklahoma County” sheriff’s deputy and a detention officer were fired today after they were indicted for alleged civil rights violations involving the death of an inmate in 2007. Continue reading

Lee County correctional officer arrested for burglary

FORT MYERS, Fla. — 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.

source: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090126/NEWS/901260986/0/APN?Title=Lee_County_correctional_officer_arrested_for_burglary

Former Walla Walla prison guard gets 3 years in drug case

A former prison guard at Washington State Penitentiary has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for delivering illegal drugs to an inmate

A former prison guard at Washington State Penitentiary has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for delivering illegal drugs to an inmate. Continue reading