Mass. prison officer facing RI marijuana charges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Massachusetts prison officer is facing drug charges after Rhode Island police say he had four pounds of marijuana mailed to his Providence home.

State police arrested 40-year-old Darrell Williams on Thursday after postal inspectors became suspicious of a package addressed to Williams and sent from Texas.

State police Capt. David Neill said police had the package delivered to Williams’ house, where he allegedly signed for it

Neill said Williams has been an officer at a minimum-security prison in Norfolk, Mass., for six months.

Williams did not enter a plea at arraignment Thursday on charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute and of having a gun when police searched his house.

He’s being held pending a bail hearing on April 23. No attorney information or phone numbers were listed for Williams


Former jail counselor convicted of sexual misconduct with teen begins sentence

A former mental-health counselor reported to the King County Jail on Monday morning to begin serving a six-month sentence stemming from her conviction for sexual misconduct with an incarcerated 17-year-old boy.

As a counselor at the King County juvenile detention center in 2007, Flor-Mari Crisostomo, now 41, plied the teen with candy and allowed him to make phone calls in return for sexual favors, according to court documents. Continue reading

Jail employees fired following internal investigation

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho. – An undisclosed number of Kootenai County Jail Bureau personnel have been either fired or received disciplinary action after a criminal investigation following a report of missing inmate medication.

The investigation began after the county Sheriff’s Office learned of allegations of missing inmate medication.

Along with the Sheriff’s Internal Investigation, the Idaho State Police were asked to conduct a criminal investigation.

“Policies and procedures only work when those involved exercise common sense and ethical behavior,” said Sheriff Rocky Watson, “A lack of integrity and a lack of following the ideals as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics will not be tolerated in our Department.

Corrections officer accused of unlawfully using a Taser on an inmate

GEORGETOWN, SC (WIS) – A Georgetown County Detention Center Correctional Officer stands accused of unlawfully using a Taser on an inmate according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. 

Officials say 22-year-old Dondiedra Anderson stands charged with assault and battery.
Investigators say they received information from a sheriff’s office employee who witnessed the incident said it occurred on March 24.
Officials say the incident occurred when Anderson entered the cell of a booked inmate who was complaining of a broken toilet. They say after entering the cell, Anderson removed the inmate and that inmate shut the cell door on her.
Authorities say when another corrections officer opened the cell for Anderson, she grabbed the inmate and tased her while she held her.
Anderson was terminated after her actions were deemed unlawful. She turned herself in to authorities and was transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center where she is currently being held awaiting a bond hearing.

Corrections Officer Jailed for Letting Inmates Smuggle Drugs

HILLIARD | A Nassau County corrections officer has been arrested after authorities say he let inmates smuggle drugs into the county jail.

The Sheriff’s office says surveillance video shows Deputy Cody Wayne Flint-Davis allowing inmates to place a bag of drugs into a mop bucket which they brought into facility. The sheriff’s office says he also tipped inmates off about shakedowns and distributed illicit photos.

Sheriff Tommy Seagraves said inmates tried to bring in about 50 ecstasy pills. Only 19 were recovered.

Twenty-one-year-old Flint-Davis was arrested Friday on several charges including official misconduct and failure to perform the duty required by an officer.

His bail was set at $55,010. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.


Jailer charged with assault on inmate

A Gregg County jailer has been accused of assaulting an inmate.

Paul Lynn Smith, 36, has been charged with Official Oppression. Gregg County Judge Alfonso Charles arraigned Smith and set his bond at $2,500. Smith has already posted that amount.

Decorian Maurice Allen, 22, of Longview was allegedly assaulted by Smith on Sunday night, March 29th.

In the official docket complaint Allen states that while being moved from one part of the jail to another Smith was “striking him in the face with a closed fist.” According to court documents, on Monday, March 30th, Lt. Mike Claxton interviewed Allen about the encounter and saw that Allen had “visible signs of swelling over his right eye.” According to the arrest affidavit some inmates witnessed the event.

As of today, April 1st, authorities say Smith no longer works for the Gregg County sheriff’s department.


Ex-prison officer escapes custody sentence

A former prison officer who gave false testimony to a Corruption and Crime Commission private
hearing into drug use by prison officers has received a suspended jail sentence.


Former prison officer Paula Marie White of High Wycombe received a six month suspended sentence at Perth Magistrates Court today after pleading guilty to two charges of false
testimony. Continue reading