A former corrections officer was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for accepting bribes in return for smuggling tobacco and vitamin supplements into the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairfield Township, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Thursday.

Job Brown, 39, of Bridgeton, pleaded guilty in June to one count of receipt of bribes by a public official, Fishman said. He accepted $3,600 in bribes between January and March. In addition to smuggling tobacco and vitamin supplements to a prisoner, Brown smuggled about 900 postage stamps out of the prison. Tobacco is prohibited at the facility, as are vitamins not purchased through the prison commissary. Prisoners are not allowed to possess more than 60 stamps.

In addition to the prison term, Brown is sentenced to three years of supervised release, Fishman said. He must pay $3,600.

David Simpson

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