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.