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Former Limestone correctional officer and wife arrested

The former prison guard and his wife were charged with multiple counts of bribery, along with promoting contraband.

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A former Limestone Correctional officer and his wife were arrested Wednesday on charges of bribery and various other offenses, the Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement. 

The arrests, first reported by WHNT-TV in Huntsville, of former guard James Chambers and his wife Sophia were handled by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. 

James Chambers was charged with seven counts of bribery and seven counts of using an official position for personal gain. Sophia Chambers was charged with four counts of bribery of a public servant, conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and promoting prison contraband. 

ADOC said the pair were first implicated during an ongoing investigation at the Limestone Correctional facility near Athens. Chambers worked at the prison for just over a year, from Oct. 2021 to last month.

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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