By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A Corinth woman who was a corrections officer in Alcorn County allegedly worked with an inmate to bring contraband into the correctional facility and was arrested Tuesday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.
Tonya Lynn Seago, 43, had been employed with the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility since January, Caldwell said.
She is charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband to a correctional facility and is currently out of jail on a $10,000 bond.
Seago was terminated immediately, the sheriff said.
Seago allegedly worked with an inmate to bring cellphones and other contraband into the facility. Caldwell said the other contraband is not being listed publicly at this time.
The inmate Seago allegedly worked with will also be charged. His name is not being released at this time.
“We’re not going to tolerate this behavior from our staff or anybody else,” Caldwell said. “We’re going to hold our staff at a higher standard, and if we catch anybody violating the laws, we are going to prosecute those individuals.”