Three Alabama correctional employees are under arrest for ethics law violations, accused of wrongdoing at two state prisons.
All of the suspects are female. Two were officers at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. The third was a correctional officer trainee at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer.
On Monday, agents with the ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division arrested the two Ventress officers. Authorities identified them as Tiffany Grey, 25, of Clayton, and Tawanda Rhymes, 35, of Eufaula. Both are charged with use of office for personal gain and failure of duty after an internal investigation found that they had been soliciting contraband to inmates for money.
In a separate arrest on Tuesday, 35-year-old Tomisha Hyman of Center Point was charged with use of office for personal again. Officials said Hyman had received multiple payments from inmates in exchange for contraband.
Grey and Hyman resigned from their job following their arrests. Rhymes was placed on mandatory leave pending dismissal procedures.
Rhymes had been with the ADOC since 2010. Grey joined the department in 2015, and Hyman had been a correctional officer trainee since 2017.