NDCS Employee arrested in McCook
The Nebraska Department of Corrections says an employee was arrested Tuesday.
Officials say 41-year-old Bridget Matson, a chemical dependency supervisor at the Work Ethic Camp in McCook, was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol for unauthorized communication with a prisoner and sexual abuse of an inmate.
Matson had been employed by NDCS since August of 2011.
She started her position as a chemical dependency treatment specialist at WEC.
She was promoted to supervisor in April of 2017, according to NDCS.
NDCS confirmed that Matson resigned from her position at the agency and was booked into the Red Willow County Jail.
Director Scott Frakes released a statement regarding the situation, saying:
"Whether it has to do with conveying contraband to an inmate or establishing a personal relationship, high standards for behavior are there for a reason. Failure to behave in a strictly professional manner puts the safety and security of our facilities in jeopardy. It is not acceptable."
The agency has a zero tolerance policy, regarding these situations.
An investigation is underway.