Corey C. Davis, of Delmar, was employed at Sussex Correctional Institution.

Delaware State Police have arrested a correctional officer for official misconduct committed at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

The investigation began on Monday, June 4, when Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit received information from the Delaware Department of Correction regarding 47-year-old Corey C. Davis, of Delmar, who was employed as a correctional officer at Sussex Correctional Institution. An internal investigation, conducted by the Department of Correction, found that Davis was communicating with the family and friends of inmates while on duty between May 1, 2018 and June 4, 2018. 

Further investigation led to the discovery that Davis was bringing contraband to prisoners on his tier. He would make arrangements with the inmates' family and friends to obtain items and then bring them into the prison to distribute to the prisoners. These items included coffee, sunflower seeds, workout supplements, food and Crest White Strips. In exchange for these items, Davis would receive an undisclosed amount of cash directly deposited into a cash application by the family and friends.

It was also discovered that Davis would allow inmates access to a state computer when no other officers were around. Davis would communicate with the inmates' family members on the computer while the inmates were standing with him, as well as also access the Delaware Automated Correctional System to obtain information on inmates that he would then distribute to family members.

Davis was arrested on Wednesday, June 6, at around 2:3 p.m. at Sussex Correctional Institution. He was charged with felony receiving a bribe, misuse of computer system information, two counts of prison contraband with intent to deliver and official misconduct with unauthorized exercise of official functions. He was later released on $8,000 unsecured bond.