Local correctional officer arrested

Friday, August 31, 2007

PUTNAMVILLE -- Correctional Officer Tina Jo Kisner, 38, Terre Haute, was arrested for Trafficking at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

Investigators received reports that Kisner was trafficking prescribed medication, Xanax, with offender Brian Mosley who is incarcerated at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Staff notified the Indiana State Police who arrested Kisner and transported her to Putnam County Jail where she is being charged with Trafficking Prescribed Medication, a Class C felony.

Her employment with the facility has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

Mosley, Indianapolis, is serving a sentence for convictions of Criminal Confinement, a Class D felony; Battery, Class A misdemeanant; and, Forgery, Class C felony with a projected release date of Sept. 8.

"We hold our staff to high professional standards," stated Michael Osburn, Superintendent of the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

"There can be no tolerance for criminal behavior by staff at the workplace, especially if it could jeopardize the safety, security or health of people at this facility."

Officer Kisner has been employed with the Putnamville Correctional Facility since Aug. 28, 2006.

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