Correctional officer arrested on multiple misconduct charges in Del.
A Delaware Correctional Officer is facing multiple charges after police say he was involved in misconduct, which included bringing contraband to prisoners.
Delaware State Police say on Wednesday, 47-year-old Corey Davis, a correctional officer at Sussex Correctional Institution, was arrested at the Georgetown facility in connection to an investigation that began on June 4. DSP Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit says they received information for the Department of Correction regarding the Delmar man. Authorities say an internal DOC investigation, led to the discovery that Davis communicating with family and friends of inmates while on duty between May 1, 2018 and June 4, 2018.
Further investigation revealed that Davis was bringing in contraband to prisoners on his tier. Investigators say he would make arrangements with the inmates' family and friends to obtain items and then bring them into the prison to distribute to the prisoners. According to the report, the items included coffee, sunflower seeds, workout supplements, food and crest white strips. In exchange for these items, Davis would allegedly receive an undisclosed amount of cash, directly deposited into a cash application by these family and friends.
Troopers say it was also discovered that Davis would allow inmates access the State's computer when no other officers were around. Law enforcement says the 47-year-old would also communicate with the inmates' family members on the computer, while the inmates were standing with him. He also reportedly accessed the Delaware Automated Correctional System and obtained information on inmates that he would distribute to family members of the inmates.
Davis is charged with receiving a bribe (felony), misuse of computer system information, 2 counts of prison contraband with intent to deliver, and official misconduct with unauthorized exercise of official functions.
He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $8,000 unsecured bond.