A correctional officer at the Carroll-Montgomery County Correctional Facility has been charged with introducing contraband into the facility.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 36-year-old Jonathan Clay Mason was arrested Thursday. Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker says Mason had worked at the facility for about three months.

Mason is accused of bringing cell phones and cigarettes into the prison. Walker says the phones might have been used to harass victims or to carry on criminal activity from inside the facility.

If convicted, Mason faces up to 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. (AP)


  1. Theresa rawson says:

    Question..,, do there correctional facilities ever check prior employer references. If so the correctional facilities might not hire some people. Just thinking out loud.

    • Dianne says:

      This young man would have aced a background check . Kinda strange for him to be charged with this particular crime. Now knocking hell out of an inmate? Much more believable. But carrying anything in to one ? I don’t see that . Innocent until proven guilty

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