Jackson County corrections deputy arrested

Updated: Nov. 6, 2019 at 7:52 PM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its own corrections deputies in connection with an investigation into contraband being brought into the Jackson County Jail.

JCSO corrections staff say Rod Edwards Hanna was caught on camera bringing tobacco into the correctional facility and delivering it to an inmate.

Hanna was immediately terminated and arrested on a charge of third-degree promoting prison contraband, which is a Class B misdemeanor.

Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said, “during the interview process for corrections deputies I warn potential employees that if they are caught bringing banned substances into the jail, they will be arrested and that is exactly what happened.”

Hanna’s bond was set at $10,0000. He is being held at the Jackson County Jail.

He had been part of the corrections staff since January.

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