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”

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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