ADOC charges Demopolis employee with misconduct

Published 4:18 pm Monday, September 30, 2019

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On Friday, Sept. 27, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division arrested a Demopolis city employee after being charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a male inmate.

Barbara Blevins, 48, of Forkland, was arrested on five counts of sexual misconduct after an investigation revealed evidence that she was having physical relations with an ADOC inmate, according to the ADOC. The inmate was assigned to the Camden Community Based Facility working for the City of Demopolis at the time of Blevins arrest.

Blevins is employed as the Public Works Superintendent with the City of Demopolis and on Monday city officials announced she was placed on administrative leave.

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The ADOC opened the ongoing investigation after an anonymous tip claiming a “potentially inappropriate relationship” between Blevins and the inmate.

Blevins was booked at the Marengo County Jail following her arrest. She does not face criminal charges, but ADOC disciplinary action is pending.