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FCI Danbury Employee Sentenced For Smuggling Phones Into Prison

An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury was sentenced for smuggling phones into prison.
An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury was sentenced for smuggling phones into prison. Photo Credit: File

A former employee at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury will avoid time behind bars after being busted bringing phones inside the prison.

Eric Williams, 38, of Danbury, was sentenced to two years of probation and must complete 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to providing contraband in prison over the summer.

On July 9, 2017, Williams - who worked in the Food Service Department at FCI Danbury - attempted to smuggle four mobile phones and an electric beard trimmer into the prison by hiding the items in the hat as he entered the staff entrance," U.S. Attorney John Durham said.

When a corrections officer arrived at the entrance to screen Williams dan allow him entry, Williams abandoned the smuggling attempt and left his hat, with the contraband, in the entrance area. When his supervisor found the hat and asked him if he was his, Williams denied any wrongdoing.

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