Corrections officer investigated for inmate talent show

Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 10:30:39-05

ORANGE COUNTY, FL (WFTV/CNN) - A corrections officer with the Orange County Corrections Department is under investigation for her possible role in an unapproved inmate talent show.

Phytresia Carroll, resigned after she was placed on “no inmate contact” on Jan. 3. She was temporarily reassigned to the command center where there are no inmates.

In her resignation letter Carroll wrote, “I have been offered a new job opportunity.”

Carroll is accused of violating the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

She is also accused giving winners of a talent show meals or breakfast trays.

The alleged incident was caught on camera, according to court records.

The video will be reviewed by the prison’s internal affairs but will not be released due to prison security concerns.

Jail officials would not elaborate on the talent show.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show Orange County Corrections terminated her in June 2016 for violating agency policy.

She was rehired the same day after a grievance hearing and her license remains active.

The status of her license may change when the PREA investigation is complete.

She had worked in the role for more than seven years. Records show she resigned before a hearing.

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