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Prison corrections officer accused of smuggling contraband

(image: MGN) Prosecutors say in court records that Eric C. Pendleton was a supervisor for materials handling at the Federal Correctional Facility in Aliceville, a low-security facility for female inmates.

A corrections officer faces charges of bribery and making false statements after prosecutors say he accepted money from inmates in exchange for contraband at a prison in Aliceville, Alabama.

Prosecutors say in court records that Eric C. Pendleton was a supervisor for materials handling at the Federal Correctional Facility in Aliceville, a low-security facility for female inmates.

Prosecutors say he received payments from inmates to smuggle contraband such as tobacco into the prison.

His lawyer didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment early Friday.

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