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Prison officer charged with taking bribes for prison contraband

June 11, 2018

A Georgetown correctional officer faces charges June 6 after police say he took money in exchange for delivering items to prisoners and giving family members information on inmates.

Corey C. Davis, 47, of Delmar, worked at Sussex Correctional Institution from May to June when investigators discovered he brought contraband to prisoners on his tier, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

Jaffe said Davis had arrangements with inmate family members to bring items into the prison and distribute them to inmates in exchange for the families depositing cash into Davis’ personal account. Items included coffee, sunflower seeds, workout supplements, food and Crest white strips, she said.

Jaffe said Davis allowed inmates to use a state computer when other officers were gone, and Davis would communicate with inmate family members on a prison computer while inmates stood next to him. Jaffe said Davis also accessed the Delaware Automated Correctional System and obtained information on inmates which he distributed to family members.

Davis was taken into custody at SCI and charged with felony receiving a bribe, misuse of computer system information, two counts of prison contraband with intent to deliver and official misconduct with unauthorized exercise of official functions. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $8,000 unsecured bond.