Woman had sexual contact with inmate, IDOC says

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 43-year-old Idaho Department of Correction officer has been fired after she allegedly had sexual contact with an inmate, officials say.

The IDOC says Pamela Thompson was hired March 25 of this year and worked at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution south of Boise. Her employment was terminated earlier this month. The IDOC says it turned over its investigation to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

Thompson has been charged with a felony.