Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Inmate: Sex, drugs anything goes in Palm prisons
ABOVE PHOTO: David Jermaine Stewart , Natasha Lacola Beckles, Marlon Anthony Ellison, Alanda Ray Shaw, Osmond W. Williams and Sheroen Lenard Dukes were arrested on state charges of bribery, introduction of contraband into a state correctional institution or conspiracy.
STORY: Hidden from the outside world, an illicit marketplace is thriving behind the walls and razor wire of Palm Beach County prisons, an inmate told state and federal authorities.
Favors from corrections officers are bought and sold, prisoners barter for heroin and cocaine but also for high-end sneakers, electronics, cigars and tattoo ink, and women working for state contractors trade sex for money, the inmate said in documents made public Friday.