Jailer faces felony charges for giving inmate food, medicine
|Updated: 4/02/2012 5:17 pm
||Published: 4/02/2012 5:11 pm
PINE BLUFF, AR – A Jefferson County jailer lost her job and faces a felony charge for allegedly providing an inmate with food and non-prescription medication.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the inmate called a family member and asked them to bring the food and medicine to the jail and give it to a “particular detention officer.” The sheriff’s office says 26-year-old Kimberly Matthews was identified bringing the contraband into the facility and into the cell blocks.
Matthews was fired on March 28th. She turned herself into the jail on March 30th and posted $5,000 bond. Her next court date is on May 7th.
The sheriff’s office says others may also be charged in this incident.
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