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Former BOP Employee Arrested for Introduction of Contraband


On August 24, 2020, a former BOP Correctional Officer previously assigned to the United States Penitentiary McCreary (USP McCreary) in Pine Knot, Kentucky, was arrested following an Indictment charging him with one count of introduction of contraband.  Don Downey was charged in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  According to the Indictment, from in or about early 2017 through in or about February 2018, Downey provided smokeless tobacco to an inmate at the USP McCreary. The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Lexington Domicile Office and the FBI.

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