Former Idaho corrections officer accused of having sexual contact with prison inmate

Former Idaho corrections officer accused of having sexual contact with prison inmate

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BOISE — A former corrections officer with the Idaho Department of Correction was booked into jail on Friday on accusations of having sexual contact with an inmate at the state prison.

Miranda Ackerman, 29, of Nampa, is charged with suspicion of felony sexual contact with an inmate and with a misdemeanor for allegedly bringing contraband into a correctional facility.

According to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, detectives began their investigation in late April after being contacted by IDOC officials.

“They developed evidence Ackerman, who was working ... at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, had illegal sexual contact on more than one occasion with a male inmate who was working in the area of the prison where inmates get their hair cut,” said sheriff’s spokesman Patrick Orr.

The contact occurred in February and March, and detectives also allege that she gave the inmate explicit photos.

IDOC spokesman Jeff Ray said Ackerman resigned from her position on April 3.

Detectives interviewed Ackerman in April and sent their report to prosecutors, and a warrant was issued on Thursday, Orr said.

Ackerman turned herself in at the Ada County Jail on Friday, and was booked and then released on her own recognizance. She’s set for an arraignment on Tuesday morning.

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