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Two prison guards face federal bribery charges

Posted October 10, 2012

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— A federal grand jury has indicted two North Carolina correctional officers on bribery charges, authorities said Wednesday.

Rhonda Boyd, 27, was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and acceptance of a bribe, while Raye Lynn Holley, 49, was charged with acceptance of a bribe.

Both women work at Rivers Correctional Institution, a federal prison in Winton in northeastern North Carolina.

Investigators allege that the women smuggled contraband, such as cellphones and cigarettes, into the prison since early last year.

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  • keeprightexcepttopass Oct 11, 2012

    "What am I missing? They brought cigs & cellphones in the prison......but what did they get in return?"
    OneLove

    Could of been several scenarios. If these inmates flirted at anytime and the women were receptive, and possibly did something sexual with them, then that's it. The inmate now has leverage. He can tell the officer that he'll tell what they did unless she brings in x y and z.

    Or, most likely, the inmate's family gave the officer money. Cigarettes are a HOT commodity in prison, especially if there is no smoking on the grounds. We're talking hundreds of dollars per pack.

  • epee131 Oct 11, 2012

    Well, isn't that unfortunate... But this is news?

  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 11, 2012

    What am I missing? They brought cigs & cellphones in the prison......but what did they get in return?

    OneLove
    October 11, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Prisoners that behave...

  • OneLove Oct 11, 2012

    What am I missing? They brought cigs & cellphones in the prison......but what did they get in return?

  • pbjbeach Oct 11, 2012

    THIS IS MOST LIKELY THE DIRECT RESULTS OF THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE PRISON SYSTEM HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA AN THE USE OF PRIVATE CORRECTION OFFICERS AN NOT HAVING STATE TRAINED OFFICERS IN THESE TYPE OF FACULITYS TO START WITH. BELEIVE IT OR NOT STATE EMPLOYEE IN THIS STATE ARE LOYAL TO THE TAXPAYERS INSTREST THAT THEY ARE HIRE TO PROTECT THAT IS WHY PRIVATE INDUSTRY DOESNT LIKE STATE EMPLOYEE AN THE PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES AS A WHOLE. THEY HAVE DONE EVERTHING THAT THEY CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF TO DESTROY STATE GOVERNMENT AN MOST ESPECIALLY THE STATE EMPLOYEES THAT WHOLE THESE POSTIIONS WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT BY ANY AN ALL MEANS THAT THEY CAN COME UP WITH RESULTING IN THE PRIVATIZATION OF MANY MANY MANY OUT SOURCED POSITIONS FROM WITHIN THE RANKS OF STATE EMPLOYEES AN THE OUT RIGHT FIRING OF STATE EMPLOYEE THAT HAVE INSISTED UPON BEING ALLOWED TO ACTUL PERFORM THEIR JOBS DUTYS AS SET OUT AN PRESCRIBE BY STATE GOVERNMENT SPECIFIACTIONS AN MANUALS THANK YOU

  • dontstopnow Oct 11, 2012

    "As for the poster talking about familiarity, that doesn't apply to all folks. I've been in the same position over 11 years at a federal prison and never ONCE has it crossed my mind to "cross the line." keeprightexcepttopass

    I agree you are most likely not one of the people that will become familiar with an inmate and become pursuaded to do something wrong on their behalf, but can you vouch for all the staff at the prison to be objective and keep their mind where it is suppose to be? I think an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  • Scubagirl Oct 11, 2012

    "Take a number and wait at the end of the unemployment line.
    EZeegoing"

    Oh And they should NOT be allowed to file for unemployment once they are fired WITH CAUSE. This is NC after all-they don't deserve to have a job like this

  • Scubagirl Oct 11, 2012

    Can we PLEASE make an example of these 2 and hopefully prevent more doing the same.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Oct 11, 2012

    charmcclainlovesdogs2

    We (fed prison employees) already go through metal detectors everyday. Strip search is outlandish. In that case, you should also be stripsearched at every other job and airports and restaurants, etc....

    And just like crafty inmates, employees who are dead set on bringing in contraband can successfully bring items in that aren't detected by metal detectors. Unfortunately, nothing's fool-proof.

    As for the poster talking about familiarity, that doesn't apply to all folks. I've been in the same position over 11 years at a federal prison and never ONCE has it crossed my mind to "cross the line."

    Ultimately, there are dirty folks in every profession.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 11, 2012

    Checking the guards periodically would not hurt. They are always checking out the prisoners, why not the guards. If they are not guilty, then they would not mind being stripped search.

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