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Jail Employee Sentenced to Probation, Fined for Providing a Phone to an Inmate

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Philipsburg, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation and a fine of $500 on her conviction of providing contraband to an inmate while an employee at Moshannon Valley Correctional Center.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Jennifer L. Robins, 36.

According to information presented to the court, in July 2013 Robins provided a phone to an inmate, which is a prohibited object under prison regulations.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Robins.

Updated April 7, 2016