People in Pennsylvania who are charged with criminal offenses may find that entering into a plea agreement is a reasonable option for them. This may happen whether they are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. A plea agreement does not necessarily mean that a person will not experience some penalty but the outcome may be less severe than otherwise depending on the nature of the deal.
One woman who is 27 years old and was a resident of Whitehall has herself entered into a plea deal with prosecutors that will see her spending just shy of two calendar years behind bars. As reported by U.S. News and World Report, the woman actually worked at a jail in Lehigh County as a nurse. She was convicted of a charge of official oppression for her role in carrying on a relationship of a sexual nature with an inmate at the jail. It is not known if the inmate was a male or a female.
The encounters are said to have taken place over at least two months in the summer of 2017 and a report was made about the woman by her colleagues who said that the inmate involved in the relationship was seen going to that particular nurse’s station an excessive number of times. Tracking and recording of outbound phone calls from the jail identified 39 calls made from the jail by the inmate to the nurse’s personal cellphone.
There are no details describing the original charge or what the penalty may have been for that.