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Private prison guard sentenced to jail time for accepting bribes

A former guard at a privately operated prison in Texas was sentenced today for accepting bribes according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

 

Stephen Salinas was one of two former guards from the Willacy County Detention Center who were accused of accepting bribes last year. Salinas pleaded guilty in January of this year for accepting bribes in return for bringing alcohol and cell phones to prisoners.

 

Salinas was employed by Management and Training Corporation, a Utah-based private prison company that ran the Willacy County Detention Center. Salinas will serve 18 months in prison followed by a three-year supervised release.

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