December 14, 2006
by David Fuller
Tallahassee, Fla. -- A former federal prison guard who admitted smuggling contraband to prisoners for sex and money will spend a year in prison.
Alfred Barnes of Thomas County, Georgia, was sentenced today to a year in prison and three years on probation. He pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
A second guard from Thomas County, E. Lavon Spence pleaded guilty to mail fraud but has not yet been sentenced.
The investigation ended with a deadly shootout in June at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution when agents showed up to make arrests. A suspect and a federal agent were killed.
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