July 13, 2010
Prison guard gets 3 years in cell phone smuggling
You read about cell phones smuggled to inmates via bribed wardens, but here's a case reported by The Boston Herald where a prison guard was actually caught and sentenced.
A corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison who admitted smuggling two cell phones to an inmate who is a member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The man was arrested in August 2009 after investigators found that he obtained the cell phones from associates of the Latin Kings and smuggled them into the prison in Woodbridge in exchange for cash payments.
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