Clinical social worker Elizabeth Covington surrenders license over sex with inmate patient

January 11, 2013

On August 6, 2012, clinical social worker Elizabeth Covington surrendered her license to the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

In May 2011, Covington was employed at New Castle Correctional Facility (NCCF), where she taught anger management and provided other mental health services.

On or about January 2, 2012, the NCCF Internal Affairs received a tip indicating that Covington was engaging in a sexual relationship with a New Castle inmate.

Investigators detected that she’d begun clocking in for work a half hour earlier beginning in November 2011.

Internal affairs agent caught Covington alone in her classroom with an inmate and upon interviewing her, she admitted to sexual acts with the inmate and trafficking contraband into NCCF for him.

Covington was charged April 12, 2012 with felony sexual misconduct and misdemeanor trafficking with an inmate.


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