Love triangle probe ends in record for jail guard
A PRISON guard who had an inappropriate relationship with an inmate last year will permanently have the indiscretion recorded in her employment history.
The Bulletin reported in October the woman resigned on September 30 after having an affair with a violent prisoner at the Townsville Correctional Centre, but could still face disciplinary action subject to an investigation by the Department of Corrective Services’ Ethical Standards Unit. The Bulletin also revealed the guard’s husband was working in a supervisory role at the prison.
A department spokesman yesterday told the Bulletin the investigation into the sordid love triangle had been completed.
‘‘ Sufficient evidence has been collected that supports the pursuit of post separation disciplinary action,’’ he said.
The spokesman said the guard could be required to declare her previous disciplinary history before she could be considered for any future employment by a state government agency.
‘‘ A post separation discipline declaration is only made in those cases cons i d e r e d t o b e t h e most serious in nature,’’ he said.