AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. -

A staff member at the Airway Heights Corrections Center has resigned after she was confronted about having sex with a male inmate.

Prison officials say on Thursday one of their corrections officers noticed the couple alone in a room that seemed inappropriate.

The pair were separated and, after alleged incident, the prison called the Airway Heights Police Department.

The woman is not a manager but she does have some control over the inmate population