U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi
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March 25, 2015

Prison Nurse Charged with Providing Contraband to Yazoo Federal Inmate

JACKSON, MS—Lavonne Boose, 43, of Benton, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson on March 23, 2015 for an arraignment pursuant to a Criminal Information charging her with providing contraband to a federal inmate, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway announced today.

Boose, who was employed as a nurse at the Yazoo Federal Corrections Complex, is charged with providing the inmate with a telephone, in violation of federal law. This case is set for trial on May 5, 2015. If convicted, Boose faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon is prosecuting the case.

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