Jail deputy facing inmate sex charges

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County sheriff is vowing to
change jail policies after a second deputy was accused of having sexual contact with inmates.

Detention deputy Anthony Lavis was arrested Thursday on suspicion of inappropriately touching female inmates while working at Lerdo Jail.

Inmates reported that the 55-year-old Lavis also had them expose themselves in exchange for food and money and used the sheriff’s database to look up contact information for an inmate after she left jail.

Lavis’ arrest comes just a month after another jail deputy, Margarita Young, was charged with having sex multiple times with an inmate. Young has pleaded not guilty.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood announced at a news conference Thursday that he will station deputies at key parts of the jail and require supervisors to patrol the facilities and sign log records more.



Prison guard fired for joining the KKK

A prison guard who acknowledged being a member of white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has been fired for belonging to a subversive or terrorist organisation, a violation of the county agency’s code of ethics.

Wayne Kerschner, an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer, was fired on Tuesday following a 10-month internal investigation.

The investigation revealed that Kerschner applied online for membership to the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan a year ago, paid $US30 a month for access to a members-only Klan website and that the group did a thorough background check that included his credit history before allowing him to join. Continue reading

Police Search for Texas Prison Guard Accused of Killing Wife, Mother-in-Law


Authorities from Texas to Florida were searching Monday for a prison guard accused of stabbing his wife and mother-in-law in a double-slaying witnessed by children.

Detectives in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg were looking for Albert James Turner, 44, who faces murder charges after an argument at the home of his in-laws turned violent early Sunday, Rosenberg police Lt. Colin Davidson said.

Turner has family near Orlando, Fla., and Davidson said law enforcement agencies all along Interstate 10 have been notified in case Turner is headed that way. The 6-foot-1 Turner weighs about 270 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous, Davidson said. Continue reading

Uniformed corrections officer shoplifts with nearly $3,000

VICTORVILLE • Authorities arrested a California Department of Corrections employee for shoplifting nearly $3,000 in merchandise from Target while in her uniform and with her 6-year-old son, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville station officials said.
Tonya Henderson, 40, stole several large-ticket items from the Target on Palmdale and Amargosa roads Tuesday, Arden Wiltshire, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department said. She was arrested for commercial burglary.
“I do not recall ever having an incident like this occurring involving a corrections officer,” Wiltshire said.
Henderson was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center and her child was turned over to Child Protective Services, Wiltshire said

source: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/victorville-16461-corrections-officer.html

Correctional officer, woman charged for bringing inmate marijuana, cigarettes

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) – According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday, December 30, deputies arrested a 35-year-old Columbia woman and a 29-year-old correctional officer on charges that the woman gave marijuana and cigarettes to the officer, who later brought the contraband into the Lexington County Detention Center.

The officer was fired after he was arrested.

Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said deputies arrested Tawanda Katherine Williams, 35, at 1:42 a.m. on Wednesday on charges of furnishing contraband to a prisoner, furnishing drugs to a prisoner and distributing marijuana.

Deputies arrested Phillip Anthony Fields, 29, at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday on two counts of furnishing contraband to a prisoner, two counts of furnishing drugs to a prisoner, two counts of misconduct in office by a public official and one count of possessing marijuana. Continue reading

Dallas County Jail guard admits inmate danced for her

 A Dallas County jail guard has resigned while under investigation for allowing a 20-year-old male inmate to perform a sexually suggestive dance for her to music this month, according to Sheriff’s Department reports.

The “lap dance” incident occurred in the county’s new direct supervision jail, where guards supervise inmates from inside the housing pods – a growing trend in corrections.

Witnesses said Officer Kytrina Lewis was close to the inmate, Gregory Miller of Dallas, and gave him her personal cellphone, which contained photos of her to which he masturbated.

Lewis said in a statement that she knew Miller from school.

“I asked Miller one day could he still dance like in school,” she said. “He stated yes, and on that particular day, he did dance seductively behind my desk.” Continue reading

Former prison officer jailed for smuggling


A former prison officer, who smuggled mobile phones, drugs and alcohol into Mountjoy Prison over a two year period, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Dillon O’Brien, a father of three from Charnwood Meadows in Clonsilla in Dublin, pleaded guilty to trafficking mobile phones, cocaine, heroin and vodka into Mountjoy Prison between January 2005 and March 2007.

The 37-year-old also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine at his home on 15 March 2007. Continue reading

Smuggling prison officer jailed

A prison officer who smuggled drugs in her bra into a maximum security prison has been jailed for seven years. Lucy Reynolds, 29, of St Philips Drive, Evesham, also smuggled phones and sim cards into Long Lartin Prison, near Evesham, Worcester Crown Court heard. She had pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office and possession of heroin and cannabis with intent to supply. Prosecutors said the sentence reflected her “breach of trust”. Justice system ‘undermined’ Reynolds had pleaded guilty to the three charges at Worcester Crown Court in September. The court heard that she was given money from prisoners’ contacts for smuggling drugs and other items past the prison’s security systems over a four-month period in 2008. Reynolds told the court she had fallen in love with an inmate. Defence lawyers also told the court that she felt under pressure to smuggle items into the jail and inmates had threatened to scald her with water and oil if she refused. Paul Whitfield, crown advocate at the Crown Prosecution Service, said after the case: “The sentence is extremely serious. “Seven years is a high sentence but it reflects the breach of trust that is demonstrated by this behaviour.” ‘Strong message’ He said Reynolds had undermined the criminal justice system as well as security and seclusion at the Category A jail. Peter Luff, Conservative MP for Mid-Worcestershire, said the availability of drugs in prisons was a problem across the UK and he was “delighted” someone had been caught and given a “severe penalty”. He said: “I hope it sends a very strong message out to other people who may have access to prisoners and participate in this trade. “It’s not fair for the prisoners themselves. Prison should be an opportunity to get off drugs – not to feed the habit.” source” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hereford/worcs/8369079.stm

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Five Cumberland County corrections officers indicted for allegedly assaulting jail inmate

BRIDGETON — Five Cumberland County corrections officers were indicted this week for aggravated assault, official misconduct and related offenses for allegedly assaulting an inmate at the county jail last year.

John Fazzolari, Drew Ford, Joshua Minguela, Kevin Still and Kevin Pratts were indicted Wednesday for second-degree aggravated assault, three counts of second-degree official misconduct, fourth-degree falsifying records, fourth-degree obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and related offenses.

The indictment refers to an alleged assault on Michael Ewing, an inmate at Cumberland County Jail, on June 30, 2008. Continue reading

Dixie correctional officer arrested on drug charges

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its own employees Thursday on drug charges.

Colby R. Driggers of Cross City, who had been a correctional officer at the county jail in Cross City for about a year, was charged with three counts of selling Oxycodone.

Driggers’ arrest was reportedly part of an ongoing drug investigation that started in June. In a statement issued by the Sheriff’s Office following the arrest, officials said there was no indication that any of the offenses happened while Driggers was on-duty or at the jail or at any other department facility. Continue reading


Former Correctional Officer Schemed with Inmate After She was Terminated by Division of Correction


Baltimore, Maryland – Fonda Deneen White, age 41, of Parkville, Maryland, and Jeffrey L. Fowlkes, age 41, an inmate in the Maryland Division of Correction, pleaded guilty today to using the mails to extort money from a Maryland Division of Correction inmate and his family, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

“I am grateful to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for combating contraband cell phones that allow jailed gang members to endanger public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Our ability to prosecute important cases has been enhanced as a result of Secretary Gary Maynard making it a priority to increase the department’s intelligence capabilities.” Continue reading

Corrections officer fired gunshot into car

A man employed as a corrections officer in a youth services program run by the state Department of Juvenile Justice is accused of firing a weapon into a vehicle, police said.

Domingo Antonio Rodriguez, 24, of Seffner is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other charges related to an incident about 3:13 this morning in the 100 block of South Fremont Avenue in Tampa, police said. Continue reading

Former Montague County sheriff who was facing jail time collapses, dies

Former Montague County Sheriff Bill Keating, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sexually assaulting a woman, has died, apparently from a heart attack. He was 62.

Keating collapsed just after 6 p.m. Thursday at his home in Forestburg, about 85 miles northwest of Dallas, said Chief Deputy J.T. Mitchell of the Montague County Sheriff’s Department.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy, but Mitchell said it appeared that the ex-sheriff died of natural causes. Continue reading

Former jailer arrested for having stolen goods

A local law enforcement officer is suspected of breaking the very laws he has sworn to uphold.

Joshua Geisler, 24, a former employee of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, stands charged with class C felony receiving stolen property.

According to the probable cause statement on file for the case, the sheriff’s department was notified on Feb. 23 that a Taser reported missing from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department had been located in Maries County. The Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles and is worth approximately $1,400. It had been recovered from Geisler, who had quit working as a deputy in the Jail Division for Crawford County on Jan. 19.

Deputy Paul Satterfield later met with Geisler at the Owensville Police Department, where Geisler said he’d received the Taser from another former CCSD employee. Although he would not identify that person, he acknowledged that what he had done by accepting the stolen goods it could be considered a form of stealing.

At the time of the investigation, Geisler was working as a police officer with the Belle Police Department and there was a report that he gave conflicting information to some of the other officers about where he’d obtained the Taser.

A warrant was issued, and Geisler turned himself in at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and was released after posting a $2,000 cash bond.

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Guard fired after locking new hire in with inmate

A western Pennsylvania county prison guard has been fired over a prank in which a new guard was locked in a cell with an inmate involved in a police shootout. Blair County officials didn’t release the guards’ names, but confirmed the incident after The Altoona Mirror received an anonymous report.

The report said the new guard was locked with the inmate for 20 minutes by a guard who wanted to see what the new hire was made of.

The inmate, accused of shooting at Altoona police in November, filed a complaint with the NAACP.

But Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti said the new hire was the target, not the inmate.

Tomassetti says it was “just picking on a new employee,” but still serious, and officials don’t want it to happen again

source: http://www.accessatlanta.com/services/content/shared-gen/ap/Feature_Stories/ODD_Guard_Fired_Prank.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=1&cxcat=0

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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

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