Former corrections officer sentenced to nine months in jail

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN — A former Prairie du Chien corrections officer accused of being sexually involved with prisoners will spend nine months in jail for sending an inmate greeting cards and a postal money order.

James Trentin, 60, was sentenced Friday in Crawford County Circuit Court for delivering articles to an inmate and three counts of felony bail jumping, said Vernon County District Attorney Timothy Gaskell, who was special prosecutor in the case. Grant County Circuit Judge Robert Van De Hey presided at the sentencing.
Trentin faced charges in March 2008 after being accused of bribing prisoners for sexual favors. He entered an Alford plea — which maintains innocence but admits evidence is sufficient to be found guilty — to three counts, with all other charges dropped.

He was under court order not to have contact with prisoners when he sent the cards and money order in June 2008, Gaskell said.

A Grant County jury convicted Trentin on the new charges six weeks ago, Gaskell said, even though he continued to maintain his innocence.

“I was glad, at the sentencing, that the judge said there was overwhelming evidence against him,” Gaskell said.

Handwriting and fingerprint experts testified Trentin had sent the items, Gaskell said.

source: http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2009/07/18/news/z04officer.txt

RCI guard allegedly recruited into gang by inmates

MILWAUKEE — A corrections officer allegedly recruited into a gang by inmates pleaded guilty Thursday to a criminal conspiracy charge brought against him in October.

John Champion, 40, of Oak Creek, was charged with party to the crime of conspiracy to deliver illegal articles to an inmate in October. He pleaded guilty Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court to an amended charge of conspiracy to deliver illegal articles to an inmate.

Champion, who worked at Racine Correctional Institution in Sturtevant, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 3.

According to court documents, Champion allegedly joined the Simon City Royals after meeting an inmate member of the street gang in the spring of 2005. Within months he was going to gang meetings and was invited to participate in them, learn the gang’s prayers and become a member. Continue reading

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.
source: http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=10126853

Corrections officer charged with assaults

MILWAUKEE (AP) – An officer at the Milwaukee County House of Corrections has been charged with sexually assaulting two female prisoners in their cells.

The complaint filed Thursday in Circuit Court charges 28-year-old James Howard with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of an inmate by a correctional officer and two counts of third-degree sexual assault.

The inmates told authorities that the assaults happened last Saturday. In both cases, they alleged the officer first approached the cell and slid a suggestive note under the door, then returned a short time later and committed the assault.

Both women are being held while awaiting trial.

A preliminary hearing for Howard is scheduled next Thursday.

source: http://www.wbay.com/global/story.asp?s=9998721

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

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.

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That is the background for what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Wisconsin. Continue reading

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Ordered To Stand Trial

Thomas Hutchins Accused Of Shooting Girlfriend, 12-Year-Old Girl

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department deputy accused of shooting two people, including a 12-year-old, was ordered to stand trial on Friday.

 

Deputy Thomas Hutchins was off-duty last week when police said he shot his girlfriend in the face and then shot a 12-year-old girl at the house where his girlfriend ran for help. Continue reading