Former federal prison employee sentenced for bringing contraband to inmates

Former federal prison employee sentenced for bringing contraband to inmates

A former federal prison employee was sentenced Thursday for bringing prohibited items to inmates, according to a release.

Stacy L. Lenorud, 37, of Mauston, was sentenced to two years’ probation, officials said. Lenorud, a former employee at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to provide prohibited items, including marijuana, to an inmate.

Lenorud was a special investigative services technician at FCI-Oxford until she resigned with the Bureau of Prisons in August 2013, according to the release.

As an SIS technician, she had access to knowledge and information about sensitive activities occurring at the prison, officials said. As part of plea agreement, she stipulated that she had engaged in multiple sexual acts with an inmate at FCI-Oxford from April 2013 through August 2013.

During their relationship, Leonrud told officials she took part in a conspiracy to bring contraband into the prison for the inmate, including marijuana, tobacco, clothing and food.

In a related case, former FCI-Oxford employee Amy Ziemann was charged in an eight-count indictment which alleges that she provided prohibited items to an inmate at FCI-Oxford, engaged in sexual acts with an inmate, willfully made false statements to agents of the United States, accepted a bridge in return for violating her official duties and attempted to persuade Lenorud to testify falsely before the grand jury, according to the release.

Ziemann’s case is set for a jury trial on April 10.