An employee of a uniform company that services Smith State Prison has been charged with a felony offense after she was seen on camera having sexual contact with an inmate.
Aramark employee Alexia Roundtree, 31 of Vidalia, was charged by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Georgia Department of Corrections on November 16, 2023, according to warrants filed in the Tattnall County Clerk of Court’s office Thursday afternoon.
Specifically, the warrants state that Roundtree and the inmate, kitchen orderly Gregory Turner, were captured on camera between 2:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m on November 15, 2023, one day prior. The warrant alleges Roundtree committed Sexual Assault Against a Person in Custody and that Roundtree had supervisory or disciplinary authority.
Georgia law outlines “sexual contact” as any contact involving the intimate parts of either person for the purpose of sexual gratification of either person.
The charges beg the question as to why the employee of the company was alone with a kitchen orderly at the time of the incident. It is also unclear as to how an employee of a private entity had supervisory or disciplinary authority of an inmate in state custody, as outlined in the warrant to meet the elements of the charge. O.C.G.A. 16–6–5.1 defines an agent as an individual authorized to act on behalf of another, mean GDC employees could have directed Roundtree to act inside the prison on their behalf, propping the charges.
Gregory Marquise Turner, who is 34, is serving a Life sentence at Smith State Prison for a 2013 Armed Robbery, Motor Vehicle Hijacking, and Aggravated Battery case in Fulton County. He was first incarcerated in 2010 for theft and firearms charges out of Lowndes County. According to the GDC website, he remains at Smith State Prison.
Tattnall County Magistrate Judge Belinda Reese set the bail amount for Roundtree at $4,000 cash or $8,000 property. As of Friday morning, Roundtree, Roundtree had bonded out.
The case will be prosecuted in Tattnall County Superior Court.