Jail guard Amara Brown admits to DoorDash delivery for inmate

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On Friday, authorities charged correctional officer Amara Brown from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, a notorious South Carolina detention center.

The charges allege her involvement in facilitating the delivery of a DoorDash meal to an inmate, with the incident discovered during a routine search of the convict’s cell.

Brown, 27, is also accused of engaging in frequent communication with the inmate through a contraband mobile phone, as disclosed by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

The Messenger reported that the sheriff’s office charged the guard at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center with misconduct in office and furnishing contraband to an incarcerated individual. The charges came after Brown confessed to engaging in multiple conversations with the prisoner since March 2023.

Additionally, Amara Brown admitted to utilizing the DoorDash app to place an order for the inmate’s meal and personally deliver the food.

South Carolina‘s correctional facilities are currently under scrutiny from the federal Department of Justice, which is conducting a civil rights investigation. This investigation stems from numerous accounts of violence, staffing shortages, and fatalities within the state’s jails.

In 2023, at least nine guards faced arrests for a range of offenses, including contraband smuggling and sexual assault.

Last month, an unidentified officer from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center revealed that conditions for both inmates and staff were deplorable.


Source: https://themessenger.com/news/south-carolina-guard-door-dash-order-inmate-richland-county-jai