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A correctional officer has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for a prison corruption racketeering charge

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 18:11:18-05

A correctional officer has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for a prison corruption racketeering charge related to Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup.

According to officials, 41-year-old Janel Griffin's charge is related to her participation in a scheme to smuggle contraband into the MCIJ, including narcotics, unauthorized flash drives, tobacco, and cell phones.

“This prosecution demonstrates that we will not tolerate employees in positions of trust violating their oaths. Janel Griffin will now serve more than two years in federal prison—where there is no parole, ever. Federal, state, and local officials will continue to work together to root out corrupt employees and others who undermine the administration of justice at our prisons,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.