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Former Corrections officer sentenced to over 7 years for distributing drugs in Bessemer prison

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A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced a former corrections officer to 87 months in prison on Wednesday for distributing methamphetamine in the prison where he worked.

Judge Karon O. Bowdre sentenced Gary Charles Dixon, Jr. on one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of the drug. Dixon reportedly attempted to smuggle 497 grams of methamphetamine in William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. He pleaded guilty to the charges in July of this year.

U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona said that bringing drugs into these prisons “compromises the safety of everyone in the facility.”

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