There must be something sexy about men behind bars. Once again, a female guard at Rikers Island has been busted for having sex with a male prisoner.

Department of Corrections guard Andrea Buchanan, 30, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with sexual misconduct, forcible touching and official misconduct after she was caught allegedly sleeping with an inmate at the jail.

Buchanan had been working at New York City’s maximum correctional facility for six years. She was suspended from work pending the criminal investigation and will no longer receive paychecks from the $76,488-a-year job.

The city Department of Investigations conducted the investigation into Buchanan after officials at Rikers first received a report of the alleged affair in August.


“Inappropriate contact with an inmate jeopardizes [guards’] career and exposes them to arrest,” said Rose Gill Hearn, commissioner at the Department of Investigation.

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