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Ex-Corrections Officer Sentenced For Smuggling In New Jersey

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former corrections officer is now headed to jail for smuggling contraband in and out of a federal prison in southern New Jersey where he worked.

Thirty-nine-year-old Job Brown of Bridgeton was recently sentenced to a year and a day in prison. He also must serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed.

Brown had pleaded guilty in June to accepting bribes, admitting that he received $3,600 between January and March 2012.

Prosecutors say Brown smuggled in tobacco and vitamin supplements to a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairton and smuggled out about 900 postage stamps for the same inmate.

Tobacco is prohibited at the facility, as are vitamins not purchased through the prison commissary. Inmates also are not allowed to possess more than 60 stamps.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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