Grainger County Jail Workers Indicted

Five former Grainger County jail employees have been indicted on charges ranging from misconduct to facilitating escape, the Jackson Sun reports. Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn said the five were indicted by a local grand jury last week. According to Knoxnews, one was charged with official oppression and official misconduct; one was charged with two counts of sexual contact with an inmate, three counts of official misconduct and official oppression; a third was charged with introduction of contraband and official misconduct; another was charged with official misconduct and theft under $500; and the fifth was charged with three counts of bribery, three counts of permitting or facilitating escape, six counts of official misconduct and one count of accessory after the fact. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it began investigating after three inmates escaped Nov. 10.