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Maury Correctional Facility employee facing sex crime charge

Yolanda Harrison (Greene County Sheriff's Department photo)

MAURY, Greene County - An employee with the Maury Correctional Facility has been arrested on a sex-related charge.

Yolanda Denise Harrison, 36, of Macclesfield, was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of sexual act by a prison employee. The arrest came after Sheriff Lemmie Smith reported an investigation began by the sheriff's office. Harrison confessed to having a sexual relationship with inmate Michael Beckham.

She had been employed as a case manager at the facility for around six months before she resigned and was arrested. She was given a $50,000 secured bond and will be in court on June 16.

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