Hinds County officer fired for sex with inmate; charges pending

July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

A Hinds County detention officer has been fired and is facing charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an inmate, WLOX reported.

Melony Marshall Conwright was employed with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer and case worker and she worked at the Hinds County Joint State – County Work Center where incarcerated inmates are held.

On July 10, the woman’s ex-husband, Samuel Conwright, filed a complaint with the sheriff’s department alleging inappropriate activity between Conwright and Keenan Romel O’Neal, who is jailed at the work center.