Former Butner prison guard will spend three years in prison for bribery

From staff reportsMay 13, 2013 

— A former corrections officer was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for taking bribes from inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner.

Federal prosecutors say William Neville Dowe smuggled cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, pornographic magazines and mobile phones into the prison and sold them to inmates.

Investigators say that between July 2011 and June 2012, Dowe received cash bribes in exchange for the contraband that totaled about $15,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh.

U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt also sentenced Dowe, of Timberlake, to an additional three years of supervised probation after he completes his prison sentence.

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