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Former BOP Correctional Officer Pleaded Guilty to Attempting to Provide Contraband to an Inmate

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On February 17, 2022, a former BOP Correctional Officer previously assigned to the Federal Correctional Institution in Yazoo City, Mississippi, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide contraband to a federal inmate.  Ayona Thomas (formerly Ayona McGilberry) pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Mississippi.  According to the plea agreement, McGilberry pleaded guilty to a one-count Indictment, which stated that on or about January 3, 2020, McGilberry did knowingly attempt to provide an inmate of a federal prison with marijuana.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Atlanta Area Office and the FBI.

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