A former corrections officer in Berlin, New Hampshire has been sentenced to prison for accepting bribes from inmates. 37-year-old Latoya Sebree was sentenced to 15 months in prison. The defendant previously worked at the Federal Corrections Institution in Berlin. Court documents show that a criminal investigation was initiated after agents received information that Sebree had been providing drugs, cell phones, tobacco and other contraband to inmates in exchange for cash payments.
During monitored communications, Sebree agree to deliver a cell phone and tobacco to an inmate in exchange for $2,000. The items were shipped in a package to the defendant’s post office box. After removing the package from the post office, the defendant drove to her residence in Milan. Investigators went to Sebree’s home to execute a search warrant at which time she gave them the money and the cell phone.
During questioning, the defendant admitted to providing controlled substances, cell phones and other prohibited items to inmates over a period of several weeks. During a search of the defendant’s home, investigators discovered Suboxone strips, tobacco, a heat sealer and other evidence. Sebree pleaded guilty to accepting bribes on September 5, 2017. After serving 15 months in prison, the defendant will be required to serve one year of supervised release.
Additional details regarding the sentencing can be found here.