Tracey Belton was allegedly facilitating sex between inmates and civilians by allowing inmates to leave the compound in exchange for cash and their word that they would return in a reasonable amount of time, the story stated.
According to the story, many inmates returned with contraband including tobacco, food, marijuana and other illicit drugs.
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said: "It started at $25 to have sex in the building to $100 plus to leave the compound. For a certain amount of money, [she] would allow you to leave the compound, meaning [she] would allow you to leave Escambia County Jail and Escambia County compound area. Clothes are provided and you could come back in a three- to four-hour period. It''s not a lucrative business, if anything it is the first step of enticement to now be owned by the criminal element. Don''t think this was a matter of misconduct that made a lot of money for a lot of people, just the reverse is true."
Warrants for 10 individuals have been issued and authorities plan to arrest any and all civilians involved in the sex ring, the story noted.
Investigators say they originally found out about the sex ring when Belton threw a pizza and beer party for the inmates involved, ironically celebrating not getting caught, the story added.
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