Correctional officer arrested, accused of relationship with inmate

A Raymond Laborde Correctional Center (RLCC) correctional officer has been booked for allegedly having an unprofessional relationship with an inmate.

An RLCC investigation uncovered the wrongdoing, and during questioning, Christy Edwards, 30, of Mansura, La, admitted to having sexual conversations with the inmate through email.

correctional officer arrested Christy Edwards

Avoyelles Parish Deputies booked Edwards into the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center Saturday night on one count of malfeasance in office, sexual misconduct with a person in the custody and supervision of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

Edwards was a probationary employee who had worked at the prison for less than a month. She had been employed with RLCC since October 19, 2022, and was a sergeant. She is no longer employed with RLCC.

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