North Dakota correctional officer charged with having a relationship with inmate was terminated for incident involving a second inmate

GRAND FORKS — A former Grand Forks County correctional officer facing charges for having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate allegedly had an incident of a sexual nature with a second inmate, according to documents obtained by the Herald.

Criminal charges were brought against Savannah Marie Martin as the result of a search of Li’Von Bradford’s cell on Nov. 12, 2019, which turned up a THC cartridge, a cell phone and other contraband, allegedly provided to him by Martin. Bradford, with whom Martin allegedly had a sexual relationship from August to November 2019, has since been transferred out of GFCCC.

That search occurred 12 days after Martin was fired from GFCCC, after the incident involving another inmate.