Former Chesterfield County Sheriff moved to NC prison

Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker has been moved to a prison in North Carolina to serve his two year sentence after a jury convicted him last month of Misconduct In Office, Embezzlement and Furnishing Contraband To Inmates, according to officials with the SC Department of Corrections.

Officials say they were allowed to move Parker out of state for safe keeping through the Interstate Corrections Compact.

An Interstate Corrections Compact is a contractual agreement between states for improving and utilizing their corrections facilities to provide suitable programs for the confinement, treatment and rehabilitation of different types of offenders, according to prison officials.

They aren't saying where Parker is being held in North Carolina.

Parker was listed on the South Carolina Department of Corrections' (SCDC) website as inmate number 00359618 when he was initially taken into custody.

Parker's projected release date is July 11, 2015, according to the SCDC website.