Inappropriate conduct between a jail cook and an inmate worker at the Douglas County Jail led to the cook's termination, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was employed by the jail’s food service contractor, Summit Food Service. Chief Deputy Jerry Moe said the incident occurred a few weeks ago, but did not give an exact date.

“The food manager caught her and an inmate worker engaged in inappropriate conduct,” Moe said.

The manager terminated the cook’s employment on the spot and the inmate was removed from inmate worker status and given additional sanctions, Moe said.

Debbie Albert, a spokesperson for Summit Food Service, told the Telegram their policy "is not to comment publicly on personnel matters."