- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A staffer at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution faces a felony charge for allegedly having unauthorized communication with an inmate.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says corrections corporal Sarah Murillo was suspended without pay on Friday after she was arrested.

Officials say the Nebraska State Patrol is still investigating her alleged activities. Murillo was charged with unauthorized communication with a prisoner. She has worked at the southeast Nebraska prison since July 18, 2016.

Department officials did not specify what led to the charge, but in a statement, corrections director Scott Frakes says introducing contraband into the prison can lead to a safety breaches and will not be tolerated.

Online court records did not list an attorney for Murillo.

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