A 26 year old corrections officer Janel Sands has been accused of having sex with an inmate in a correctional facility in Tennessee.
Janel worked at the Deberry Special Needs Facility in Nashville, Tennessee, where the alleged incidents occurred.
According the indictment, Janel had sexual contact with the same inmate once in March and once in April.
The Tennessee Department of Correction fired Sands in May when the allegations surfaced.
MTO News learned that the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) said:
'not only does this type of behavior violate the TDOC Code of Conduct, this behavior is criminal and strictly prohibited by state and federal law'. The safe and secure operation of prisons is key to the Department’s mission and any threat to that mission will be rooted out and dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. As you can see from the vigorous prosecution by the Department, this type of behavior will never be tolerated by TDOC.”
Sands was booked into the Davidson County Jail Thursday morning and her bond was set at $3,500.