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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Atmore prison guard arrested

Atmore resident accused of trying to smuggle drugs and contraband into Holman Prison


June 15, 2023

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An Atmore man who worked as a correctional officer is being held on $1.5 million bond on multiple charges of trying to smuggle drugs and cell phones into Holman Prison in Atmore.

Daniel Jason Melvin, 38, 106 Short St., was arrested last week and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana I, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime, attempting to promote prison contraband I and an ethics violation charging him with using his position for personal gain.

According to court records, on or about June 8 near R...

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