Jail chaplain charged 22 times after having sex with Altona Correctional Facility inmate

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MALONE, N.Y. (WWTI) — A woman employed at the Altona Correctional Facility was charged last week after engaging in a sexual relationship with an inmate.

New York State Police have arrested Tamra A. Murphy, 62, of Malone following an investigation at the Altona Correctional Facility in Altona, New York.

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According to Police, Murphy engaged in a sexual relationship with an inmate and provided money for him while employed as a chaplain.

Subsequently, Murphy was charged with the following:

  • One count of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree
  • Seven counts of Introducing Contraband in the Second Degree
  • 14 Counts of Official Misconduct

Murphy was arraigned in Clinton County Court and released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to return to Clinton County Court on July 15, 2021.

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This case was investigated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations.

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