FBI Says Mississippi Parole Office Took Bribes
A former Mississippi parole officer pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he took bribes from a parolee he was supervising.
Andra Smith of Anguilla entered a guilty plea of soliciting bribes from a parolee before U.S. District Court Judge Tom Lee after waiving indictment. He admitted to taking $2,400 from a man he was supervising to allow him to leave Mississippi for work.
Smith now faces up to 10 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine and repayment of the bribe money.
Kris Steele Tapped for Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board
Gov. Mary Fallin appointed former Republican speaker of the Oklahoma House, Kris Steele, to serve on the state’s Pardon and Parole Board.
California Inmates Can Reduce Sentence with Certifications
California regulators have given initial approval for new guidelines allowing inmates to reduce their sentences for completing a high school diploma, college degree, work skills certification, or self-help programs.