Former Blackburn prison officer indicted on rape, misconduct charges

jmadden@herald-leader.comFebruary 25, 2014 

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A former Blackburn Correctional Complex officer was indicted Tuesday on charges of rape and official misconduct stemming from a relationship with an inmate.

The indictment says Jennifer Wiseman, 37, had a sexual relationship with Jason Adams, a Blackburn inmate, from July to October 2013.

An investigation into the relationship was launched after another inmate told officers that Wiseman took Adams into the women's bathroom. Afterward, officers listened to recorded phone calls from the prison's phone system and checked Adams' cellphone, according to court documents.

Their conversations were sexually explicit, including conversations about fellatio and sexual enjoyment.

One of the cellphones belonged to one of Wiseman's young daughters, the documents said.

They also shared details on a death in Wiseman's family and information about her husband, a sergeant at the jail.

Officers also seized letters between Wiseman and Adams that detailed sexual encounters.

Wiseman worked at Blackburn from March 25 until she was dismissed Sept. 23, according to a statement released by Blackburn. She was on her initial eight-month probationary period at the minimum-security prison when she was fired, according to the statement from Blackburn.

Adams was serving a 14-year sentence at Blackburn on several charges out of Gallatin County including manufacturing methamphetamine and second-degree burglary.

He has since been transferred to a medium-security prison after receiving two disciplinary write-ups unrelated to the Wiseman investigation.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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