Police arrested two employees of a state correctional facility in Iberville Parish after one of them was caught having sex with an inmate, St. Gabriel Chief of Police Kevin Ambeau said.

A major walked in on Preshous Hartford, 41, having sex with a male inmate Dec. 2 at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, Ambeau said.

Hartford’s former co-worker Monique Jackson, 52, stood lookout, the police chief said.

“Jackson tried to stop him from going in there,” Ambeau said. “Jackson denied this, but she’s the only one who had access to the building.”

Hartford was booked into Iberville Parish Jail on malfeasance in office with sexual act and Jackson on malfeasance in office.

Ambeau added that the two are no longer employees at the correctional facility.