• Problems persist at Mid-South prison

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Problems continue to plague the corrections' division. 

    The latest issue involved a former corrections being accused of sneaking in contraband. 

    Monday, officers found inmate Demarcus Holman with a phone during a dorm shakedown. 

    According to officers, Marisa Williams, a former corrections officer, purchased the phone for him, and planned to smuggle in marijuana.  


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    Investigators said they caught Williams back in August giving an inmate a cell phone when she was still on the job. 

    This is just the latest incident plaguing the corrections division. 

    Related: Inmate found dead in his cell at SCDC, officials say

    Thorne Peters was found unresponsive inside the jail on Sunday. 

    Tuesday Samuel Bridges escaped from a worksite on the prison compound by allegedly stealing a correction division van. 

    He was captured Wednesday afternoon. 

    Related: Runaway inmate has been captured by law enforcement, officials say

    A second inmate died while in custody this week as well. 

    Martin Lambert was found unresponsive in his dorm early Friday morning. 

    Williams is charged with Contraband In Penal Institutions.  

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