Report Released with Details in the Jackson Correctional Firings

We now have new information about the firing of prison officials in Jackson County.

Wednesday, we received the inspector general report on the scandal that cleaned house at the Jackson Correctional Institute.

Lying, cheating, corruption and cover-ups.

That’s what the DOC investigation revealed about incidents last summer at JCI.

Last month, we reported the ousting of Warden Ted Jeter and Assistant Warden Carolann Bracewell.

Also, Nurse Tera West and others were put on administrative leave.

And now we have the details.

Investigators looked at the neglect of two inmates with medical conditions that were not properly treated.

A lot of the information in the report about medical conditions were redacted because of privacy laws.

But sources say one inmate suffered paralysis after not being properly treated.

Several nurses, including Tera West and one doctor were charged with not properly caring for inmates.

Then Jeter, Bracewell, West, and several other JCI employees attempted to cover up the incident by making false reports.

West told investigators “that the relationship between her and Warden Jeter was unprofessional, romantic, and sexual.”

In another incident occurring in September of last year, West was arrested in Dothan and charged with disorderly conduct.

Police say she was intoxicated when arrested.

The report claims she was issued a written reprimand.

Then Jeter had the phrases “while intoxicated” and “physically restrained” removed from her official written reprimand.

Some people testified in the report that Jeter was behind the cover up and that they were afraid of losing their jobs if they did not comply.

But now there’s a new warden in town.

Randall Bryant will begin his job as the new JCI new warden Thursday.

Sources tell us Jeter has moved from the area and plans to fight the charges.


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