Delaware prison guards accused of smuggling drugs, phones to inmates

    (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

    (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

    Federal prosecutors have charged two Delaware prison guards with smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates at the maximum security prison in Smyrna in return for bribes.

    Paul Hursey and Thomas Nadill Boyce Jr., both 46, are charged with extortion and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. They were released on their own recognizance after making initial court appearances Thursday. Their public defender did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

    A third guard, Lorraine Mosley, was charged in December with smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at the women’s prison in New Castle in return for a bribe.

    Court records indicate prosecutors have been working with Mosley to resolve the case against her without an indictment.

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