Ex-prison staffer sentenced for smuggling phone to inmate

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TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) -- A former staff member has been given probation for smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at a state prison in southeast Nebraska.

Court records say 21-year-old Sarah Murillo was sentenced Monday in Johnson County District Court to two years of probation and was ordered to perform five hours of community service. She'd pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful acts by corrections employee.

The records say Murillo often worked in the Tecumseh prison's nursing facility, where the inmate was a porter.