Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Correctional Management Resources

Featured Product Categories

Featured Corrections Product

Most Popular Articles

Correctional Management Article


Print Comment RSS Bookmark


Report: Maine county inmate funds misused

The account is meant to be used for purchases that benefit inmates, including telephone time and items from the commissary

Associated Press

MACHIAS, Maine  — A report shows that an account at the Washington County jail in Machias meant to benefit inmates was instead used to buy women's undergarments and other personal items for employees.

According to a report prepared by a lawyer hired by Sheriff Donnie Smith, more than $7,000 from the Inmate Benefit Account was also used in 2012 to buy computer equipment, books, clothing, and more.

The account is meant to be used for purchases that benefit inmates, including telephone time and items from the commissary.

WABI-TV reports that one employee justified the purchases by saying she needed to dress properly for work, and her work benefited the inmates.

The county commissioners are scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss the report.

Associated PressCopyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sheriff Smith says two employees have been suspended.
 



Most Commented Articles
1. Texas correctional officer killed by inmate identifiedCorrections Article Comments13
2. Trial set for man who threw banana peel at Dave Chappelle Corrections Article Comments9
3. TDOC loses 322 correctional officers amid new overtime pay rulesCorrections Article Comments8
4. Prison killer who severed penis of victim sentenced to deathCorrections Article Comments8
5. NM hires convicted murderer for pilot programCorrections Article Comments8
6. Report: Hanging most common suicide method in Texas jailsCorrections Article Comments7
7. Corrections officer involved in NY escape turns down plea dealCorrections Article Comments6
8. Poor living conditions sparked Kingman prison riotsCorrections Article Comments6
9. Whistleblower correctional officer paid the price for reporting abuseCorrections Article Comments6
10. '2 drunk 2 care' driver wants prison sentence reducedCorrections Article Comments5


Back to previous page