South Bend juvenile corrections worker arrested

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

A recreational director at South Bend's juvenile corrections facility is now finding herself behind bars.

Tracey Young, 38, was arrested around 11:30 Friday morning.

The arrest stemmed from a six-month investigation into the smuggling of contraband into the Michigan City and Westville correctional prisons.

Police are continuing to look for 31-year-old Gary Wright whom they believe was living with Young in Michigan City.

Wright is wanted on a parole violation for manslaughter.

Young is with the Indiana Department of Corrections' juvenile facility in South Bend but had previously worked as the recreational director at the Michigan City State Prison.

She's been charged with five felony and two misdemeanor counts, including trafficking marijuana to an inmate, trafficking a cell phone to an inmate, possession of a scheduled narcotic and official misconduct.

Young is currently being held in the LaPorte county jail without bond.

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