Officials have released more than 5,000 text messages, many including racist language, that were shared among nine former corrections officers at the Camden County Jail.
The Courier-Post reports the messages contained so many racist remarks that investigators listed the 10 most commonly used slurs and then added “etc.”
The officers exchanged the texts on cellphones they smuggled into the jail. Guards aren’t permitted to have phones in secure areas.
The content of the messages included thousands of “highly inappropriate, crude and racist comments and ‘jokes'” referencing African-American co-workers and the warden.
The texts were made public Thursday following a Superior Court ruling on Monday authorizing their release.
One fired guard has already gone through the appeals process and had his dismissal upheld.