Intimacy with an inmate

Butte County corrections officer resigns amid charges of sexual contact with an inmate

A correctional deputy resigned from his position at the Butte County Jail and was charged with inappropriate sexual conduct after his alleged sexual relationship with a female inmate came to light last week.

On Sept. 29, staff at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office got word that Ryan Woolery, 32, was involved in a relationship with a jailed woman, according to a BCSO press release. Investigations conducted by the BCSO and Butte County District Attorney’s Office revealed Woolery had engaged in consensual—but nonetheless illegal—sexual contact with a prisoner. Changes made after previous similar incidents aided in the investigation.

Woolery resigned after being arrested and is scheduled to appear in Butte County Superior Court on Oct. 21.