N.J. State Prison corrections officer, prison employee are among 20 charged with official misconduct and bribery
A senior New Jersey State Prison corrections officer and a civilian prison employee were among 20 people indicted for official misconduct, bribery and other charges. The charges are in relation to their role in an alleged scheme to smuggle tobacco into the New Jersey State Prison.
The indictment charges Corrections Officer Eric Dawson and Keith Harris, a trade technician at the prison, with multiple charges of official misconduct. Dawson was also charged with bribery, financial facilitation of criminal activity and bringing a cellular device inside a correctional facility. It is also alleged that Dawson smuggled in cell phones, jewelry and protein powders. Eight inmates and 10 civilian defendants are also facing charges of bribery, official misconduct, financial facilitation of criminal activity and possession of a cellular device inside a correctional facility.
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