CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. —South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley suspended a Chesterfield County Sheriff from office after he was charged with four counts of misconduct in office, and two counts of furnishing contraband to inmates, WSOC reports.
According to the indictment, the sheriff allowed inmates to go shopping, go out to eat, wear civilian clothing and even live outside jail in exchange for doing work at his home and in the Sheriff’s Department.
One inmate was allowed to live and sleep outside the confines of his detention center, in a dorm-like setting inside the sheriff’s armory. The inmate was also allowed to possess items which are not permitted for inmates including, TVs, clothes, drugs, alcohol, photo ID, refrigerator, grill, an iPad, a personal computer and several other items.
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