Note: Originally published on Sept. 24.
“Orange is the New Black” just got a little closer to Charleston.
Two Broad River Correctional Institution officers have been served with warrants accusing them of allowing inmates to acquire prohibited items like cellphones, tools and tobacco.
Former officers Jamar A. Brown of Orangeburg and Taylor R. Johnson of Columbia have been charged with misconduct in office. Johnson resigned from office in June, while Brown resigned in August.
According to their arrest warrants, the officers allowed the inmates “to go outside and retrieve packages containing cell phones, tools and tobacco” on June 20. These items are considered contraband by the facility.
According to investigators, both men have admitted to the allegations.