During questioning about the contraband, Newell confessed to having sex with a male inmate, Craft said. He added the investigation is ongoing and could not say if the inmate would be charged.
Newell was booked in though the Butler County Jail, but will not be housed there. Craft said she will be taken to another county.
“Being a corrections officer is a noble but tough job,” Jones said in the prepared statement. “These men and women work hard and always have to be on their guard. My employees take pride in their work and strive to ensure this facility maintains a great reputation. She has tarnished that and I do not want people like that working for me.”