- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A second former kitchen worker at the Forrest County Detention Center has pleaded guilty in federal court on conspiracy to commit theft/mail fraud in connection with the theft of food from the jail.

U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett accepted the guilty plea Monday from 52-year-old Jerry Woodland and set a sentencing for March 9.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1wErV8H ) the charge carries a maximum five-year sentence and $250,000 fine, with another three years on probation.

Woodland followed kitchen supervisor Allen Haralson, into federal court. The 61-year-old Haralson, who pleaded guilty before Starrett on Nov. 24, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 5.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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