Second inmate pleads in Hutchinson smuggling case

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A second Hutchinson prison inmate has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle cellphones into the prison.

Bryant Colbert pleaded guilty Friday to trafficking contraband in a correctional facility and conspiracy to traffic contraband. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18.

The Hutchinson News reports another inmate, Kevin Wilson, and a former food service worker, Janet Gutierrez, both previously entered pleas in the case. Wilson received additional prison time. Gutierrez received probation.

Investigators initiated the case after one of the inmates approached a guard and offered him money to bring in contraband. That officer went to his superiors and a sting was set up.