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guard has plead guilty to smuggling drugs into the Liberty County Jail
, according to a story in the Cleveland Advocate ("Liberty County jailer guilty of smuggling drugs," October 18th).
"James Allen Roach pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to attempting to provide a federal inmate with a prohibited object.
According to information presented in court, on Feb. 24, 2011, Roach, a correctional officer for the Liberty County Community Education Center (CEC), was arrested for arranging to deliver marijuana and tobacco into the Liberty County CEC to a federal inmate in exchange for money. Roach was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 2, 2011 and charged with federal violations."
This is not the first time that CEC's Liberty County Jail has had problems. Earlier this year, the facility failed its Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection for multiple violations. The Warden at the facility was not licensed as a jailer at the time. See our previous coverage of the Liberty County Jail here: