A corrections officer at Louisiana State Penitentiary has been arrested for allegedly smuggling cellphones and money to inmates inside the prison.
The Department of Corrections says 28-year-old Christopher Allen of Mississippi admitted to the crimes after being questioned by investigators.
Investigators say they uncovered the crimes after learning that Allen had seized a contraband cellphone from an inmate earlier in the week and then gave it to another inmate. West Feliciana Parish Deputies booked Allen with one count of Malfeasance in Office.
Allen had been employed at Louisiana State Penitentiary since January 30, 2009. He held the rank of Lieutenant and resigned during Friday’s investigation, according to DOC.