2 civilian employees fired after distributing contraband to Chatham County inmates

2 civilian employees fired after distributing contraband to Chatham County inmates
Sylvia Abrams (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Two employees of a food service company contracted by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office have been fired after being accused of giving contraband to inmates.

Investigators say they were working in the Detention Center at the time. One of the employees, 26-year-old Sylvia Abrams, has been charged with the felony of 'giving to or possession by inmates prohibited items.' The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs Unit arrested Abrams Wednesday at her home. She allegedly brought inmates tobacco, batteries, a cell phone, and other prohibited items. She is also suspected of allowing inmates to make calls from her personal cell phone.

The other terminated employee did not exchange a criteria of contraband that met the felony charge. Distribution of contraband in any form is not tolerated at the Chatham County Detention Center, as it creates a security risk for the facility.

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