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By Prison Legal News

Former FCI Ashland guard James Lewis and Cindy Gates, the girlfriend of a prisoner at the federal prison, both pleaded not guilty in September 2013 to charges related to smuggling contraband into the prison.  Gates’ boyfriend, prisoner Gary Musick, was accused of participating in the scheme by telling Gates and Lewis what items to procure and directing other prisoners to sell the items at FCI Ashland.  The contraband included marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, and sexually explicit photos.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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