Pair of Mississippi jailers charged with trying to smuggle contraband to inmates

Published 3:09 pm Monday, December 21, 2020

Two detention officers in Mississippi have been accused of attempting to smuggle drugs and cell phones into a jail.

Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Tyree Jones told The Clarion Ledger that Keirra Clark and Patricia Sandifer were arrested Thursday after the items were found during a routine search at the Raymond Detention Center.

Both of them were charged with introduction of contraband and placed on administrative leave without pay, he said.

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“I’m pretty sure that it was the first time it happened,” Jones said. “But something of this magnitude, you don’t get a second chance to do this.”

It was not immediately clear if Clark and Sandifer have attorneys who could comment on their behalf.