A Huron County corrections officer has been fired after having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.
Lindsey Miles, who had been employed at the sheriff's office for about 10 months, was terminated late last week by Sheriff Dane Howard.
"She was exchanging letters and placing phone calls with an inmate which is a violation of policy," Howard said. "This information came to me early last week that she (Miles) had been conducting this relationship with the inmate for almost two months."
The sheriff said Miles was still a probationary employee because she had been at the HCSO for less than a year.
"I interviewed her myself and felt it necessary for the security and sanctity of the jail to let her go," Howard said.
Howard said these types of events don't take place too often.
"There have been other things over the years and I can't really speculate what happens at other people's facilities," he said. "We do our very best to monitor it."
Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said Miles had placed money in an inmate's account so he could call her on her friend's phone.
"That is against our policy," he said. "She funded those phone calls."
Patrick added inmates cannot receive phone calls.
As to how Miles' supervisors learned of the relationship and if any other officers knew about that relationship, that still is under investigation, Patrick said.