An ex-Georgia Department of Corrections officer was placed on probation for 10 years after he pled guilty on June 24 in Monroe County Superior Court to violation of oath by a public officer and trading with inmates.
Spencer Chase Barrett, 23, of Forsyth, also received a $2,000 fine as part of his sentence.
Barrett was arrested on May 20, 2017 after he received $1,000 from an Al Burruss Correctional Training Center inmate, Jean Desrosier, for the purpose of allowing Desrosier out of his cell to pick up contraband that had been dropped off by a third party. Desrosier is serving 10 years for financial identity fraud and robbery.
In a similar but unrelated case, ex-Al Burruss Correctional Center prison guard Renita Amaris Calhoun, of Jackson, was also placed on probation for 10 years after she pled guilty on June 24 to sexual battery and furnishing prohibited items to inmates.
Calhoun, 43, also received a $2,500 fine as part of her sentence.
Calhoun was arrested on Aug. 23, 2018 after she provided Black & Mild cigars to 18-year-old inmate Antonio Robinson. Calhoun was also accused of rubbing Robinson’s penis, according to warrants taken out on Calhoun. Robinson is serving a 15-year prison sentence for a 2015 armed robbery.
Monroe County assistant district attorney Carolee Jordan prosecuted Barrett and Calhoun.