Corrections Officer Arrested For Bribery
Smuggled Contraband To An Inmate
BOISE, ID – A prison corrections officer is behind bars for his role in a bribery scheme. An FBI investigation at the Idaho Department of Corrections’ facility in Kuna, ID ended with an extended sentence for an inmate, three years of probation for his girlfriend, and more than a year in prison for the corrections officer.
A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Idaho says last week, former IDOC corrections officer Joshua Barney was convicted for smuggling in contraband for inmate Collin McIntyre in trade for payment from McIntyre’s girlfriend at the time, Tiffany Culbertson. The release says they knew about at least two situations in which Culbertson provided the officer with smokeless tobacco and a bribe. Then the officer smuggled the tobacco to McIntyre in prison. On another occasion, the smuggling included a cell phone.
All three pleaded guilty to the charges. The officer, 44-year-old Joshua Barney, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. The inmate, 27-year-old Collin McIntyre, received 12 months in prison. The girlfriend, 23-year-old Tiffany Culbertson, will serve three years of probation with six weekends in jail.
Both Barney and McIntyre will have three years of probation after they are released.