Prison corrections officer accused of smuggling contraband
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —
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.