There has been plenty in the news about the corruption among the ranks of prison staff in Mexico in relation to the escape of El Chapo from a maximum security lockup. However, it is no secret that those hired to work in American correctional facilities are just as corrupt. Some, like their Mexican peers, have recently helped dangerous prisoners escape. It is more common for corrupt prison workers to smuggle contraband into their places of employment, to assist and/or profit off of the incarcerated.
The most recent account of prison staff misconduct comes out of Madison Correctional Institution in London, OH. Yesterday, a cook for the prison was arrested, along with another man for conspiring to bring heroin into the bing and sell it. The Warren County Drug Task Force gives the information pertaining to the arrest in a press release:
Arrangements were made with two subjects to meet in Wilmington, Ohio with an undercover officer on 10/19/15. The reason for the meeting was to provide the two subjects with ½ ounce of heroin that would be taken into the prison for the sum of $500. One of the subjects, Connie Tackett, is employed as a cook inside the prison, and she had been making illegal drug deliveries during the course of her employment.
Once the exchange occurred in Wilmington, both subjects were arrested with the assistance of the Wilmington Police Department. The couple had also brought their 15 year old daughter to the drug transaction.
The man arrested with Tackett, 42, is her apparent boyfriend, Douglas Osborne, 49. They have both been charged with “Trafficking in Drugs- Prepare/Ship/Transport,” a felony. The couple is being held in Clinton County Jail, according to 4 WSMV Nashville.