The New York Daily News by Joe Kemp - September 21, 2011
A female city correction officer was busted for having sex with a Rikers Island inmate, authorities announced Tuesday. Andrea Buchanan, 30, of Queens, was assigned to the Eric M. Taylor Center, where she had the tryst with a male inmate last month, authorities said. The six-year vet was arrested and hit with charges that include sexual misconduct, forcible touching and official misconduct, officials said. She was suspended without pay from her $76,488-a-year job. "City correction officers should know that inappropriate contact with an inmate jeopardizes their career, and exposes them to arrest and prosecution," said Rose Gill Hearn, commissioner of the city Department of Investigation.