BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A corrections officer in Avoyelles Parish was arrested for having a relationship with an inmate, according to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

Officials say that 30-year-old Christy Edwards admitted to having sexual conversations with the inmate through email. Edwards worked at the prison for less than a month as a Sergeant. Avoyelles Parish deputies booked Edwards into the parish detention center and charged her with malfeasance in office, sexual misconduct with a person in the custody, and supervision of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.