East Feliciana corrections officer fired, arrested after allegedly bringing contraband into prison

EAST FELICIANA– An East Feliciana corrections officer was fired and then arrested the next day following an investigation into someone bringing contraband to inmates in the parish prison.

Officials say Kevoisier Franklin, 24, was fired on Jan. 3 and arrested and charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility and malfeasance in office on Jan. 4.

East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office officials say they had received information several weeks ago that a corrections employee was possibly bringing contraband to inmates.

“It is unfortunate for all when it becomes necessary for us to arrest someone we thought of as one of our own,” East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said. “Through his actions, Franklin violated the sacred trust of his fellow employees, the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, and most importantly, the citizens of our parish he had sworn to serve and protect. Nothing is more reprehensible. My office does not and will not tolerate illegal or immoral behavior by our employees. As evidenced by this event, such behavior will be dealt with swiftly and forcefully by my office. The findings of our investigation are being turned over to the district attorney for his review.”

Franklin had been employed with the sheriff’s office for approximately four months.

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