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.
Mother’s Day in Prison
Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
428 Inmates Died In Florida Prisons in 2017
In 2017, 428 Florida inmates died making it the deadliest year ever. This is an increase from the 356 deaths in 2016.