November 23, 2014

Prison workers face 25 years for sex with inmate

Two female employees of the Racine Correctional Institution are accused of having sex with the same inmate, and face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

The 33-year-old and 40-year-old women were employed in the prison’s health services unit at the time. The Racine County district attorney’s office says the activity occurred on separate dates last year in a bathroom.

It was discovered through images found on cell phone memory cards the inmate left in his cell after being transferred to another facility. The phone was smuggled to him by one of the women, who both live in Kenosha County, and are currently free on bond, but no longer employed at the Sturtevant prison.

Tom Karkow, WRJN, Racine