An Alabama prison captain and a former officer were arrested Monday on ethics charges, including bribery of a public servant.
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said Capt. Deaundra Johnson and Centauria Olds, a former prison lieutenant, were arrested Monday on charges of bribery and using their official positions for personal gain.
The investigation is still ongoing, according to ADOC officials, and a search warrant was conducted on their residences, which could possibly lead to further charges.
"The ADOC is committed to enforcing its zero-tolerance policy on contraband, particularly when it comes to policing our own," said ADOC Commissioner John Hamm in a statement.
Public court records show Olds was arrested in January 2021 for ethics charges. She was charged with failing to carry out her duties by appearing in a video message with an ADOC inmate without confiscating the phone. She was further accused of accepting money from an inmate in exchange for bringing contraband into the prison.
This is the second case of bribery charges brought against prison officials in the past month.
On November 3, Wilson Brian Clemons, 32, was federally charged with receiving bribes and smuggling contraband into prison in 2021.
Clemons was indicted on one count of conspiracy and one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to further an unlawful activity.
Clemons also faces state charges of marijuana possession, using his position for personal gain and possession of a controlled substance.
According to federal documents, Clemons used his position to accept bribes and payments to bring contraband, such as cell phones, drugs, tobacco and more, into the prison.
The charges also claim Clemons made several Cash app accounts with various pseudonyms to accept the bribes and payments from inmates.
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