A former guard at a women's jail in Massachusetts has been sentenced to two months behind bars for having sex with inmates.
The Republican newspaper reports that 30-year-old Willie Williamson was also sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation following his conviction last week.
He faced up to five years in prison, but the judge said given his lack of a prior record, he did not think such a harsh sentence was warranted.
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Williamson, of Holyoke, was charged with having sex with inmates at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee between December 2015 and September 2016. He was later fired.
One ex-inmate testified she had sex with Williamson multiple times in exchange for alcohol and cigarettes.
Sex between jail personnel and inmates is prohibited by state law.