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Press Release
June 1, 2018
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Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

PERRY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Lashunda Thomas. Thomas is charged with unlawful compensation and conspiracy to introduce contraband.

Following the arrest, Thomas was transported to the Taylor County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

Click here to see the affadavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

119.071(1)(f): Data processing software obtained by an agency under a licensing agreement that prohibits its disclosure and which software is a trade.

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