Virginia inmate’s mother sentenced for smuggling contraband

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for her role in a scheme in which bribes were paid to correctional officers in exchange for allowing contraband inside a Virginia prison where the woman’s son was an inmate.

Court documents show 57-year-old Kim Williams, of Baltimore, facilitated over $60,000 in bribe payments in cash and wire transfers to two former federal correctional officers.

Federal authorities also say Williams’s son ran a gambling ring within the prison and distributed the contraband, including Suboxone, marijuana, heroin, cigarettes and cellular telephones.

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