AG Unit charges corrections officers

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced the Attorney General's Public Integrity Unit has charged one former corrections officer, one current corrections officer and one inmate for their roles in allegedly smuggling marijuana and tobacco into Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit.

The charges result from a joint investigation by the Attorney General and Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Corrections after marijuana and tobacco were discovered in the cell of an inmate.

It is alleged that former corrections officer Corey Louis Young, 37, of Detroit, and corrections officer Joseph Louis Jordan, 27, of Detroit, accepted payments from friends and relatives of inmates in exchange for smuggling marijuana and tobacco products into their cells in the Ryan Correctional Facility.

The scheme was uncovered on August 11, 2010, when a prison search of the cell belonging to inmate Carlos Neely, 29, revealed contraband tobacco and marijuana.

Investigation by Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Corrections later revealed that Young allegedly brought a handgun on to prison property in his vehicle, which is a criminal violation.

Published: Thu, Dec 1, 2011

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