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Police: Employee at Attica Correctional charged with sex abuse, misconduct

Joann Thompson allegedly had an unlawful personal relationship with an inmate at Attica Correctional Facility. (Photo: NYSP)

Attica, N.Y. (WHAM) - A civilian employee at Attica Correctional Facility was arrested by State Police Wednesday.

Investigators said they opened a case in September into allegations against 53-year-old Joann Thompson. Thompson allegedly had an unlawful personal relationship with an inmate.

Thompson worked at the prison during that time.

State Police charged Thompson with official misconduct and second-degree sex abuse.

Thompson was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to return to the Town of Attica Court at a later date.

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