Three Alabama jail guards have been charged in a “dancing for doughnuts” practice.
Pickens County Jail guards Demetrius Harris, Anthony Lavender, and Chance Draper were charged with felony ethics violations for coercing female prisoners to dance nude for donuts and cell phones. The April 2015 grand jury indictment also charges them with theft.
The guards’ actions were caught in security cameras. The sheriff said smuggling contraband by guards is a problem. “One thing was doughnuts, but we’ve also had cell phones,” said Sheriff Abston. “And in this particular situation we caught them smuggling extra food, doughnuts.”
The guards were seen bribing female prisoners to dance partially or fully nude in front of them.
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