Tina Gonzalez — a 26-year-old, now-former California corrections officer — must not have heard the old saying, "Don't get your honey where you make your money." Sadly, it wasn't a coworker and an interoffice romance that landed her in some very hot water. Instead, the corrections officer was allegedly having sex with an inmate, according to The Blaze. But, that wasn't the worst of it.
Gonzalez's crimes came to light after another prisoner at the Fresno County Jail tipped off authorities. According to the prisoner, Gonzalez had a sexual encounter with another inmate and also provided him with dangerous contraband. The tip led the vice unit and the internal affairs division of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office to launch an investigation into Gonzalez.
The investigation uncovered shocking and repulsive details about the corrections officer's tryst, and it's enough to make any reasonable person's skin crawl. Gonzalez, who had worked at the jail for three years, not only had sex with an inmate inside the jail, but she also did it in the full view of 11 other inmates, according to the Fresno Bee, but that's not all.
Not only did Gonzalez give the inmate a cell phone, but she also allegedly supplied him with razors, which could have easily been used to harm her coworkers. She also reportedly snuck alcohol into the jail. Sadly, Gonzalez only seemed to care about her sexual encounters. In order to more easily engage with her imprisoned lover, the correctional officer "allegedly cut a hole in her uniform to make it easier to have sex with the inmate she was involved with."
"That is something only a depraved mind can come up with," McComas said. "She took an oath which she betrayed and in doing so endangered her coworkers' lives," he continued. The assistant sheriff was hoping that Gonzalez might show some remorse about what she had done, but she continued to have phone calls with the inmate even after she was caught. Those calls showed McComas a gross lack of remorse.