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Two prison guards face federal bribery charges

Posted October 10, 2012 5:32 p.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2012 5:39 p.m. EDT

— 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.