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Seward woman accused of smuggling cellphone into Lincoln prison

Seward woman accused of smuggling cellphone into Lincoln prison

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Dana L. Johnson

Dana L. Johnson

A prison employee was arrested Friday night on an allegation that she had smuggled a cellphone to an inmate.

Lancaster County prosecutors Monday charged Dana L. Johnson, 27, of Seward, with unlawful acts in the Department of Corrections.

A Nebraska State Patrol trooper said he was asked to go to the Lincoln Correctional Center at 6 p.m. Friday to arrest an employee there caught smuggling contraband into the prison.

Trooper Michael Thorson alleged Johnson, a caseworker, had become involved with an inmate and provided him a cellphone she smuggled into the prison. He said she also was caught on video delivering a package of drugs to another inmate.

Johnson faces a single felony on the allegations.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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