Former corporal at Lincoln prison arrested

A former corrections employee was arrested for unauthorized communication with a prisoner. 

Records show 37-year-old Erin Slater was booked in Lancaster County Jail Wednesday. 

Nebraska Department of Corrections official said Slater, who was hired in March as a corporal at the Lincoln Correctional Center, resigned after being arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol.

“It is concerning that someone who is with the agency for a relatively short period of time would deliberately decide to cross professional boundaries with an inmate,” Director Scott Frakes said in a statement. “We will not tolerate this behavior and staff members risk their future employment when they do.”

Unauthorized communication with a prisoner is a Class IV felony.

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