Former Kansas Prison Worker Sentenced

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A former prison worker has been ordered to spend a year and a day in prison for accepting a bribe from an inmate.

Thirty-four-year-old Jacob Roscoe learned his sentence Monday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker said in a news release that Roscoe also will be placed on supervised release for two years after he completes his sentence.

The former recreation specialist at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth entered a guilty plea in January. In his plea, he admitted that he had agreed to help an inmate smuggle items into the prison, including marijuana and jewelry.

The release said the inmate agreed to pay Roscoe $1,400.

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