Sussex correctional officer faces receiving a bribe, other charges

GEORGETOWN – A correctional officer faces charges that include receiving a bribe while on the job at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

Corey C. Davis

Corey C. Davis, 47, of Delmar, was arrested June 6 following a joint investigation by the Department of Correction and Delaware State Police.

Taken into custody at SCI, Davis was charged with receiving a bribe (felony), misuse of computer system information, two counts of prison contraband with Intent to deliver, and official misconduct with unauthorized exercise of official functions, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $8,000 unsecured bond.

Investigation began Monday, June 4 when Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit received information from the Department of Correction, regarding a correctional officer who was employed at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

An internal investigation conducted by the Department of Correction led to the discovery of Davis communicating with family and friends of inmates while on duty between May 1, 2018 and June 4, 2018.

Further investigation led to the discovery that Davis was bringing in contraband to prisoners on his tier.  Authorities allege Davis would make arrangements with the inmates’ family and friends to obtain items and then bring them into the prison to distribute to the prisoners, Cpl. Jaffe said.  These items included coffee, sunflower seeds, workout supplements, food and crest white stripes.

In exchange for these items, Davis would receive an undisclosed amount of cash directly deposited into a cash application by these family and friends, according to authorities.

It was also discovered that Davis would allow inmates access the state’s computer when no other officers were around.  Davis would also communicate with the inmates’ family members on the computer while the inmates were standing with him.

Davis also accessed the Delaware Automated Correctional System and obtained information on inmates that he would distribute to family members of the inmates, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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