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Jailer Accused of Having Sexual Relationship With Inmate

Iris Barnes

Melony Conwright

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. – On her Facebook page, a Hinds County detention officer referred to an inmate as a “father figure” to her kids.  Now Melony Conwright is jobless and facing charges of having sex with the prisoner.  Her ex-husband reported the possible relationship and the Facebook post.

Investigators talked with inmate Keenan O’Neal and say he admits to the relationship.  According to him, while he was on a weekend pass in May, Conwright picked him up at his sister’s apartment and the two went to a hotel where they had sex.

Conwright had worked for the Sheriff’s Department for nearly a year.

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