A correction officer has recently found himself on the other end of his professional spectrum. Sean Wright, 34, has been charged with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, a felony, after a female inmate accused him of sexual misconduct.
According to reports, the man has had various sexually explicit encounters with female inmates. Several women have come out against Wright saying that the man offered certain privileges if the women did as he requested.
Several of the inmates have said that Wright would extend the time allowed out of their cells if the women would allow him to watch them shower or change.
This isn’t the worst of it, as one woman says Wright participated in two sexual acts with the her. She told officers that one night, the man took the woman into a supply closet where he began by kissing her. He then held her down and demanded she perform certain sexual acts to which the woman complied.
“The woman said Wright told her that she needed to trust him, according to the charges. Wright also reportedly told her that, “He could lose his job and get in ‘big trouble’ if anyone found out,” charges said.” Wright reportedly threatened the woman if she were to tell, saying that he would make the woman’s life, “real hard.”
She states that she didn’t tell anyone for so long out of fear of getting in trouble and that she was “ashamed.”
The jail has been making attempts to improve efficiency including updating the general policy and procedures manual. Sheriff Ty Trenary even implemented a new inmate policy review process and states that they are “aggressively and practically making changes in how we are operating the jail.”
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton states that, “Staff and inmate safety is a priority.”
Wright is on administrative leave and is facing criminal charges as the, “Office of Professional Accountability at the sheriff’s office” completes their, “internal investigation.”
What do you think is suitable punishment for a corrections officer taking advantage of a prisoner?