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Former Contract Correctional Officer Charged with Bribery of a Public Official and Introduction of Contraband


On August 12, 2020, a former USMS Contract Correctional Officer previously assigned to the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) in Youngstown, Ohio, was indicted on charges of one count of bribery of a public official and two counts of providing contraband to an inmate.  Skyler Herring was charged in the Northern District of Ohio.  According to the Indictment, from on or about November 26, 2018, through on or about August 23, 2019, Herring accepted monetary bribes in exchange for introducing cell phones and tobacco into the NEOCC.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Chicago Field Office and the FBI.

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