Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Female guard arrested, fired

FRUITLAND PARK – A prison guard at the Lake Correctional Institution was fired after she was arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana at her home, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections said.

Kristie Slisz, 26, a state corrections officer since 2006, was dismissed Tuesday from her job at the Clermont prison from which she had been on extended personal leave, DOC spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff said.

Slisz and her boyfriend, Sylvester Jenkins, 34, were arrested Monday afternoon by Lake County deputy sheriffs who were investigating a neighbor's complaint that the couple was growing marijuana behind a fence.

The neighbor provided deputies with pictures of the plants.

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