Former Lee Arrendale prison employees indicted

Two former employees at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto have been indicted for having unlawful sexual contact with inmates.

Destiny Wilhite (HCSO)

The Habersham County Grand Jury handed down indictments earlier this month against Destiny Paige Wilhite and Christopher Dionte Mayfield in two separate, but similar cases. Jurors indicted them on charges of violating their oaths of office and sexual contact by an employee or agent in the first degree. In addition, jurors indicted Mayfield for furnishing prohibited items to inmates.

Officer Wilhite, of Toccoa, worked at the Lee Arrendale Transitional Center. She was arrested on March 30, 2020. At the time of her arrest, she had been employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections for nearly two years, according to GDC officials.

Christopher Mayfield (HCSO)

Mayfield, also of Toccoa, worked in the Recreational Department at Lee Arrendale State Prison in a “non-security” position, according to Georgia Department of Corrections officials. He had been employed at the women’s prison in Alto since November 2017.

Mayfield was arrested on April 24, 2020, for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with an inmate and giving her gifts such as fast food, body jewelry, and body lotion.

The Department of Corrections fired Mayfield and Wilhite following their arrests.

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