MCDC Contract Staff Member Charged with Rape, Sodomy After Alleged Contact with Inmate

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A contract employee for the Madison County Detention Center has been taken into custody and is now looking at charges of rape and sodomy, following an incident with an inmate that occurred on the jail property. A release from Jailer Steve Tussey details that Erika Jackson, a contract employee with Kelwell Food Management was involved with an inmate involving inappropriate contact.

Tussey says he commends members of his staff for providing the information leading to the discovery of the incident. The case has now been turned over to Kentucky state police for investigation, and Tussey adds that all staff are complying with authorities.

Full statement from Jailer Tussey:

“This incident, along with other recent incidents involving inappropriate contact between staff/contract employees and inmates at the Madison County Detention Center reflects a culture that will not be tolerated under my administration. I commend the members of my staff whose great work led to information resulting in the successful completion of this investigation as well as their participation in other internal investigatory operations leading to the removal of bad actors from our facility. This commitment to following procedures outlined by the Department of Corrections and our unwavering pledge to be transparent with both law enforcement and the citizens of Madison County is one of many changes that will produce a more efficient and safer run facility.  Due to this being a criminal investigation, we defer all questions to the KSP.  My staff is cooperating fully with the investigation.”