Correctional Officer Sentenced For Letting Prisoners Out

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – A Terre Haute Federal Correctional Officer has been sentenced after officials said he let inmates leave the prison for sex and to bring contraband back in.

Leon Perry III of Linton was sentenced to 30-months in federal prison.

Perry took cash, prescription medication, and other items in exchange for letting inmates leave the prison grounds without permission from the warden.

He entered a guilty plea to charges of conspiracy for officer to permit escape, conspiracy to bribe public officials, officer permitting escape, and public official accepting a bribe.

Perry will spend two-years on work release after his 30-month sentence.


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