A female guard at East Mississippi Correctional Facility near Meridian has been charged with having sex with an inmate.
Lauderdale County Sheriff's Maj. Casey McElhenney says 38-year-old Cassandra Davenport of Meridian allegedly had sex with one of the inmates while she worked at the facility. Davenport was arrested June 7 and was released from the Lauderdale County jail on a $5,000 bond. No court date has been announced
EMCF Warden Frank Shaw says Davenport has been fired from her job. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Authorities say Davenport was initially being investigation by prison authorities for bringing contraband into the prison to an inmate. Authorities say the investigation led to the discovery of her relationship with an inmate.
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