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Former federal corrections officer sentenced for bribery

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi

A former federal corrections officer from Greenville was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in federal prison for bribery.

According to court documents, from August 2017 to June 2018, Brian Jenkins, age 39, accepted payment in exchange for smuggling contraband into the Federal Prison in Yazoo County, where he was employed as a corrections officer. Jenkins admitted receiving payments of just over $4,000 from inmates and others for delivering the contraband to inmates inside the facility.

Jenkins was charged by criminal information and pleaded guilty to accepting bribe payments in exchange for bringing contraband items into the Yazoo City Federal Corrections Complex.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Sandra Barnes of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Dave Fulcher.

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