Two former corrections officers at the Fayette County Detention Center were given 30 days in jail last month after they pleaded guilty to theft and official misconduct charges.
Justin Todd Crawford, 41, and John Bradley Rose, 36, each were charged with one count of felony theft by unlawful taking and first-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor.
The two were arrested in April after they allegedly stole $538 from an inmate's wallet at the jail on April 3. Crawford and Rose were indicted in July.
Crawford and Rose, who pleaded guilty in September, were each sentenced to a year in prison for theft by unlawful taking and 12 months in jail for official misconduct. But Fayette Circuit Judge Kimberly Bunnell placed each man on probation for five years. Under the terms of their probations, each was to serve 30 days in jail, perform 100 hours of community service each year and pay restitution.
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Crawford was arrested less than two weeks after he lost a civil lawsuit against the jail.
In 2008, he and more than 300 other current and former jail employees were awarded $1.15 million in cash and paid leave time in the settlement of a 2006 federal lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government had violated labor laws by not paying the workers overtime and not giving them breaks.
Crawford, described as the "face" of the 2006 suit, went back to federal court, claiming that he had been the subject of retaliation because of his role in the suit.
A jury decided that no materially adverse actions had been taken against Crawford, but it did not decide whether he had been the victim of retaliation.