Corrections officer gets probation in jail scandal

STROUDSBURG — Former Monroe County Correctional Facility guard Dana Simpson, 35, of Tobyhanna, was sentenced Thursday to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to a contraband charge (lending his cell phone to an inmate).

The incident occurred in January 2005, while Simpson was employed at the jail. He, five other corrections officers and a cook were charged after an investigation into allegations of employees having sexual contact with or providing contraband to inmates.

The following also have been sentenced:

 

  • Former guard Mark Gutshall, 40, of Blakeslee, to three to 23 months in Monroe County Correctional Facility after pleading guilty to institutional sexual assault.
  • Former guard Roodney Ulysse, 35, of Tobyhanna, to a year’s probation after pleading no contest to contraband charges.
  • Former guard Yvonne Lockard, 32, of Tobyhanna, to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to contraband charges.
  • Former guard Karen Stone, 38, of Mount Pocono, to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to contraband charges.
  • Former guard Frank Bell, 51, of Bangor, to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to contraband charges.
  • Former cook Misty Mate, 31, of Albrightsville, to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to contraband charges.

source: http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080627/NEWS/806270361/-1/rss01

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