UPDATE (3:54 p.m.) – Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch said the two arrests could be linked to one of the three inmate deaths in the past three months.
“I think they need to go to prison just like anyone else who’s committed a similar offense on the outside,” Burch said. “They’re there to keep the inmates in check and take care of them, and they betrayed that trust all around.”
Burch did not say what kind of contraband was being promoted because of the ongoing investigation.
He said there will likely be more arrests.
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile County Metro Jail corrections officer was arrested Wednesday for allegedly promoting prison contraband, according to a release from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
Kimberly A. Henderson was arrested and charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband. Henderson is the second Mobile corrections officer arrested in 2023. The first, Jessica Odom, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 31, for allegedly trafficking fentanyl.
“I will not tolerate bringing contraband into this jail,” said Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch. “I will arrest as many as we need to in order to get to the bottom of this case.”
Henderson began working as a corrections officer in 2016, according to the release.