Prison Officials Quit After Brown Controversy20 October 2009
Prison Officials Quit After Brown Controversy
Carolyn Thomas, George Okada and Frank Squillante reportedly allowed the star to conduct a photo shoot to promote her new album while she was behind bars and now they're at the centre of an investigation surrounding the star's alleged preferential treatment in jail..
Brown was jailed for 12 months in September 2007 for violating her probation, stemming from a fight with two manicurists in a New York nail salon. She was released in April last year (08).
She sparked reports she was favoured by prison officers at the notorious Rikers Island jail after thanking them for supporting her during her sentence.
But she has since spoken out to deny she was treated differently to other inmates at the prison, saying, "It was incarceration, not vacation. I only wore the designer clothing I was allowed to have. There were certain gang colours my sneakers couldn't be... I didn't have any special visitation rights."
The three officials resigned from their posts on Friday (16Oct09) following the controversy, while two other officers previously resigned because of the scandal.
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