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53 year old, former Alabama corrections officer, Jennifer Deramus was sentenced to 5-years and 4 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3-years of supervised release on Wednesday May 18th. A report from The Atlanta Journal Constitution said, Deramus is accused of smuggling Methamphetamine into the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, allegedly for her fiance who was incarcerated there in 2019.
“Introducing contraband into a federal prison endangers the safety and security of inmates, guards, and visitors alike. Jennifer Deramus, a correctional officer, was uniquely positioned to know those dangers and now faces significant prison time of her own”, said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Ryan Buchannan.
Deramus’ fiance, 45-year old, Julius Stoudemire, was incarcerated at USP Atlanta serving five years for attempting to defraud the government, when Deramus came to visit him at the prison in June of 2019. According to her indictment, Deramus went to use the restroom while on her visit with Stoudemire. She returned carrying a “cylindrical package” back to her seat across the table from her fiance. A guard in the visiting room thought the pair were acting suspicious. He sent another guard over to check it out.
The package was confiscated. A test of the contents of the package revealed that it contained Meth. When asked about the package, Deramus reportedly lied to federal agents who questioned her about the package.
Stoudemire pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to obtain a prohibited object as an inmate, back in November. He was sentenced to 5-years and four months in prison, that will be added to the time he was already serving.