I-TEAM: Inmates claim Corrine Brown getting special treatment

Current, former workers at Coleman facility say that's not true

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax I-TEAM has obtained letters and emails from two inmates who claim Corrine Brown has received special treatment during the first two weeks of her five-year prison sentence.

Security officials inside the minimum-security prison camp that is part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Central Florida --- where the 71-year-old former Democratic congresswoman reported to Jan. 29 -- said she's treated like everyone else.

But according to inmates, Brown has been getting everything from massages to being able to wear wigs. 

"New mattress, kissing up all day and all night by both staff and residents ... and she got to keep a bunch of wigs," one inmate wrote.

The inmate added that the unit manager secured Brown a nice bed and even made the bed for her. 

Another inmate wrote a letter, which reads, "The day she came in administration made the girls go clean her a window room."

The letter goes on to say, "She had to have a brand new mattress. She has girls that are in prison at her beck and call. She says they are on her payroll. Where we got one chicken pattie for lunch she gets 2. The officers allows her to have massages every night."

That inmate also claims that Brown is allowed to wear "brand new high-top leather sneakers" that aren't even sold in the prison commissary. 

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