Joann Thompson was arrested after sleeping with an inmate at the Attica prison. She had been working with the inmate in the prison kitchen when the "unlawful personal relationship" began.
“Whenever anyone within the prison system has sexual contact with an inmate it cannot be tolerated," said Assistant DA Gregory Kilburn. "In this case it went one step further because it was exploitative in nature. These kinds of crimes also present a danger to the safety and security of the facility.”