MEDFORD, Ore. – An employee of the jail is now on the other side of the bars as an inmate.
Official arrest documents obtained by NewsWatch 12, show an employee working at the jail admitted to delivering heroin to inmates behind bars. Documents show 45-year-old Camilla Pierce was arrested.
The probable cause affidavit says Andrew Caucutt and Corey Blakey arranged for pierce to meet Jade Powell at a location outside the jail. It says Pierce went through with the plan, meeting Powell, where she received two envelopes, one with heroin and the other with $500 cash.
All four people are now facing charges. The woman at the center of the case, pierce does not have a criminal record according to the sheriff’s office.
Pierce was hired through a company called Conmed, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The company provides healthcare workers to county and municipal correctional facilities throughout the country.
The company does have a Code of Conduct policy statement on its website, specifically addressing how correctional facility’s health staff should behave in that type of environment.
The policy says, “no employee shall knowingly: associate or fraternize with inmates, known felons, persons convicted of crimes.”
The policy goes on to say Conmed’s employees should not, “transact any business or have any dealings which are significant, substantial, or illegal with inmates, known felons, persons convicted of crimes”
However, the website also says employees have to participate in orientation programs from the jail they’re working in.