Couple sentenced to prison for taking bribes, smuggling items into prison
A former Three Rivers prison guard and his wife will serve time after pleading guilty to smuggling contraband into the prison, according to a U.S. attorney’s office news release. Joel Gonzalez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison and his wife, Lisa Gonzalez, was sentenced to 10 months, the release states. They also were sentenced to three years probation upon release. Joel Gonzalez said from December 2012 to April 2014 he took bribes from an inmate and smuggled tobacco and other items into the prison with the help of his wife, the news release states.