Corrections officers sentenced to prison

A prison guard at the Lee County Federal Prison is sentenced to a year in federal prison for accepting money to smuggle items for an inmate.

Scottie Austin, 44, Kingsport, TN  worked as a correctional officer at the U.S.  Penitentiary in Lee County. In April 2013 to April 2014, Austin smuggled in Tobacco products and cell phones for an inmate for $10,000.

Austin received the payments from family members of an inmate.

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