The Staff Misconduct topic area 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.
Full list of Staff Misconduct results
Deputy arrested in DWI accident with inmate–
Police believe the deputy was too drunk to drive and asked the inmate to drive for him.
Video released of Cook County Jail CO beating inmate–
Miguel Ortiz, a longtime correctional officer, has been charged with official misconduct after surveillance cameras captured him beating an inmate at Cook County Jail, prosecutors said Thursday.
7 jail workers on leave, video sparks investigation–
Video shows what sparked an investigation into seven Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center workers, including four supervisors.
Second prison worker arrested over New York prison break–
A second corrections officer from the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the escape of two convicted murderers.
Man sues officers for slamming him into wall, floor–
A man is suing officers who he says beat him while he was being held at the Las Cruces Police Department.
Youth corrections officer fired for sexual misconduct–
A former juvenile corrections officer in Phoenix faces a criminal charge after being accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate.
Lawyer says NYC jail guard being made a scapegoat for death of inmate–
The lawyer representing a New York City jail guard, charged in connection with the death of a homeless ex-Marine in a 101-degree cell, defended his client, arguing that she is being made a scapegoat for the system’s dysfunction.
Pitfalls of inmate and CO relationships–
A short clip discussing the ethical pitfalls of inmate and CO relationships.
Baltimore gang 'leader' become key witness in federal trial–
Baltimore gang 'leader' become key witness in federal trial
Md. Corrections Officer Allegedly Fires Weapon While Intoxicated–
A Corrections Officer for Maryland's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is placed on leave and the subject of several charges. This after Salisbury police say he fired his weapon in the air on a busy roadway while intoxicated.
Corrections officer accused of smuggling pot into jail using 2 sandwiches–
Corrections officer accused of smuggling pot into jail using 2 sandwiches.
Inside Maximum Security National Geographics Prison & Crime Documentary–
Inmate violence, interviews and corrections official corruption; including a male inmate who had a sexual relationship with a female corrections officer.
CO accused of sending naked pictures to coworker–
A lawsuit has been filed against the State Department of Public Safety and a male adult corrections officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. The lawsuit claims he sent a female officer naked pictures of himself, as well as text messages asking her to have sex.
Hawaiian CO accused of smuggling meth into prison–
A Halawa, Hawaii CO could be looking at prison time for smuggling meth into prison.
Corrections officer charged in inmate death–
A corrections officer in Raleigh, N.C. charged with causing an inmate’s death said in court he felt the prisoner was a threat and needed to be subdued.
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