2 AL correctional officers arrested in separate incidents

The Alabama Department of Corrections says Holman Prison is operating with less than 50 percent...
The Alabama Department of Corrections says Holman Prison is operating with less than 50 percent of the required correctional staff.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2019 at 2:25 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections has arrested two of its own officers in separate, unrelated incidents.

A correctional officer at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison, according to the ADOC.

Darryl Jerome Bradley, 25, of Millbrook, was arrested around 10 p.m. Saturday and charged with promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana, ADOC said.

After being arrested, ADOC officials said Bradley resigned from the position he’s held since January 2018.

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A second correctional officer was arrested in an unrelated incident in Bay Minette on Monday, ADOC confirmed.

Wiggins Washington, 50, was working at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore when he was taken into custody following a joint law enforcement investigation.

Washington was arrested at a local business and charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamines. He also faces additional federal charges for being in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest, ADOC confirmed.

Washington was taken into custody by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Task Force, U.S. Marshals Service, ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division, ALEA, and Bay Minette Police Department.

Washington did not immediately resign. However, administrative disciplinary actions are pending, ADOC officials stated. He’s been a correctional officer since October 2007.

Anyone who can help the ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division with information that may lead to the arrest of anyone attempting to introduce illegal contraband into state prisons or to report any criminal activity that could be taking place at any of the state prisons should call 1-866-293-7799.

Suspicious activity can also be reported at http://www.doc.alabama.gov/investigationrequest.

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