Elmira Correctional Facility Employees Arrested
ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- State police arrested two prison store clerks at the Elmira Correctional Facility, and the prison is on lockdown.
Police charged 40-year-old Jessica Clearwater of Elmira with official misconduct, and 40-year-old Jeffrey Case of Elmira, with Promoting Prison Contraband. Police say Case also brought contraband into the facility, but wouldn't specify what it was.
The Department of Corrections says they've seen a growing number of inmate fights and contraband weapons recovered in January, sparking the lockdown.
It's the first prison lockdown at Elmira since 2010.