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Staff Misconduct

This topic features news, training and information related to cases involving potential or perceived misconduct in corrections. This section serves the important function of pointing out, not pointing fingers, when a CO has gone outside the lines.

The CO is accused of recording about 2,000 bogus hours — both overtime and regular pay hours — on time sheets between July and December 2023
While wiretapping to detect drone drops, investigators overheard conversations indicating that COs were aiding a Valdosta State Prison inmate in moving drugs and more
The union stated that certain health officials should be fired because of jail-condition issues, negligence and for allegedly creating a hostile work environment
Only “a small group” of women were still being held at FCI Dublin, with the majority of its 605 inmates having been sent to other federal facilities
The CO is asking the court to reverse the board’s decision, removing the termination letter from his personnel file and giving him back pay
The items sold to inmates included 173 cell phones, headphones, screen protectors, phone chargers, sim cards and other types of contraband, the indictment said
The BOP stated that the bureau had “taken unprecedented steps and provided a tremendous amount of resources to address culture, recruitment and retention, aging infrastructure — and most critical — employee misconduct”
The suit accuses a CO of failing to tour the unit and leaving his post unstaffed the night an inmate died of a heart attack; after the CO departed, there was no floor officer in the housing unit for the next 15 hours
Nakie Nunley pleaded guilty last year to four counts of sexual abuse of a ward and five lesser felonies of abusive sexual contact of five women
The CO’s sentence was the longest against six former officers sentenced in connection with an assault on an inmate at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex
The mayor said the cop had worked for the Pearl Police Department for about six months after having worked at other law enforcement agencies in the Jackson area
An initial investigation by the Wisconsin DOC uncovered allegations that prison employees were involved, including information suggesting “financial crimes” may have occurred
The former Staton Correctional Facility sergeant was convicted by a jury of deprivation of rights under color of law, falsification of records and obstruction of justice
Depositions state the couple received money from inmates via Cash App to bring drugs into the lockup; the wife received the payments and transferred money to her husband
The Multnomah County corrections deputies are accused of “door popping” so inmates could leave their cells and attack other inmates
Eric Nantell, former correctional supervisor at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex, was convicted of depriving the inmate’s civil rights, tampering with a witness victim or informant and making false statements
Sebron Hollands pleaded guilty to providing false information in a report after his co-worker was accused of punching an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex
The Florida Department of Corrections said the officers are now under criminal investigation
The former Five Points Correctional Facility corrections officer submitted 13 false medical notes between December 2021 and July 2022
The special review from the inspector general found CDCR wrongfully closed and reclassified 595 complaints of staff misconduct as “routine grievances” between Feb. 24, 2022, and Feb. 27, 2023
The detention officer’s chip bags were searched after she allegedly left her post without permission or even the knowledge of her supervisor
The detention officer at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center admitted to ordering food on DoorDash and “going out of her assigned area to deliver the food to the inmate’s pod”
The inmate obtained wholesale quantities of prepackaged methamphetamine from suppliers outside the prison and the CO would arrange meet-up times to pick up the drugs, documents state
Corrections leaders should watch for corrections officers in their facilities developing inappropriate relationships with inmates
The CO smuggled dental molds in and out of the prison in September 2020 so that a Houston jeweler could create the grill
On Nov. 2, two of the six former officers pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from the fatal incident
Michael Anderson pleaded guilty in July to one count of deprivation of civil rights
The indictments follow three separate investigations that are part of the ongoing fight against staff members who smuggle in contraband, especially cellphones
Andrew Jones, 36, pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual abuse of a ward involving three inmates and one count of making false statements