Inmate William Walker said his sexual affair with a former prison substance abuse counselor involved many gifts from the outside world: cologne, restaurant meals – and even a pet dog.
A North Carolina prosecutor sounded dumbstruck when Walker described how Delia Durham, the counselor, regularly smuggled a poodle named Stacey into Wayne Correctional Center near Goldsboro. The following is an excerpt from a court deposition about a note that Durham sent to Walker:
Inmate William Walker: It says, “Stacey sends her love.”
N.C. Assistant Attorney Judi Harrison: Yeah. What does that mean?
WW: That was the--that was the dog that she would bring to Goldsboro. …
WW: Yeah. A dog. It was a toy poodle. …
JH: How did she bring it to – how’d she bring a dog to Goldsboro?
WW: I got--the prison there is lax. Once they know you, it’s like a big family down there. She just brung the dog up in there. Ain’t nobody like – nobody say nothing. …
JH: It was a real dog, barking, walking around dog?
WW: Yeah. He peed on me and everything.
JH: Peed on you? Well, that's a real dog.