Two Former Prison Guards Found Guilty

Two former corrections officers at the Leavenworth Detention Center have admitted that they smuggled drugs and other contraband into the prison for inmates, federal prosecutors say.

Jacqueline Sifuentes, 26, of Laredo, Texas, admitted smuggling contraband including methamphetamine, marijuana, and tobacco into the prison in exchange for bribes from an inmate.

Cheyonte Harris, 29, of Raytown, Missouri, pleaded guilty to smuggling contraband into the prison in exchange for bribes from inmates and their associates, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

The two women were correctional officers at Leavenworth Detention Center, a privately-run maximum-security federal prison in Leavenworth.

They pleaded guilty to conspiracy to accept bribes and provide contraband to inmates of a federal prison.

They are scheduled to be sentenced May 17th.