KKK FL Prison Employees Arrested In “Supremacist” Plot Against Inmate


State and federal authorities arrested three Ku Klux Klan members who work or have worked for Florida’s troubled prison system on charges of conspiring to kill a former prison inmate, the Miami Herald reports. Arrested were Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, David Elliot Moran, 47, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42. Prosecutors say Driver and Morgan work for the Department of Corrections. Newcomb was a former prison employee let go during his probation period. Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said the men were “part of a white supremacist group that was targeting inmates.”

The three are alleged to have plotted the murder as retaliation for a fight between the inmate, an African American, and Driver. The corrections officers belong to the Traditional Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, prosecutors say. The corrections officers work at the Reception and Medical Center, which processes incoming inmates and provides medical care for others. The Corrections Department said, “We are moving swiftly to terminate the employees arrested (Thursday) and working closely with Office of the Attorney General to assist in their prosecution. Our Department has zero tolerance for racism or prejudice of any kind.”

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