Major Alleged Prison Scandal in Georgia

More than 40 officers and guards indicted on federal charges of drug trafficking and accepting bribes.
1:28 | 02/11/16

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Now to a breaking headline tonight from George a major prison scandal officers rating this prison. More than forty current and former guards under arrest at this hour. ABC senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas on what they were accused of doing while in uniform to avoid getting caught. Georgia state prison guards are the ones wearing handcuffs today. Busted in an FBI sting accused of taking bribes from inmates and drug dealers. They allegedly held inmates get drugs into the prison and help them transport the drugs through the state bar wearing their uniforms so that the police would be less likely to stop them. Allegations straight from smuggling in Koch brand but also using their official capacity as officers to protect what they believe to be. Drug transactions and drug shipments are Obama anytime. Race like this coming as the FBI and state officials. Vowed to clean out compromise guards. And legal activity inside prison walls he arrests the latest example of apparently wide scale corruption within Georgia prisons. More than 130 inmates guards and outsiders charged just since September. And Pierre Thomas with a slot tonight as well pierce of these officers are accused of staying in uniform to go undetected and beat inmates had cell phones to run their deals. David a stunning nineteen Georgia corrections officers have been charged with protecting inmates. We're using cell phone for outrageous scams including posing as law enforcement officials and demanding that victims pay fines heated talks with us again tonight here thank you.

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