Four former guards at Limestone Correctional Facility face charges of bribery and using their position for financial gain in efforts to bring contraband into the prison.

Alex Andrews, Shamarion Dozier, John Paul Ketteman and Andrew Taylor Roy face 54 combined charges stemming from their alleged involvement in facilitating the bringing of contraband into the prison.

According to a report from WAYYTV, the four worked for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ALDOC) until resigning on November 22. 

Public court records show Dozier, Andrews and Ketterman are each charged with seven counts of bribery of a public official and using their position for personal gain between July and November. Records say the charges are related to cash payments to bring contraband into Limestone.

Roy is charged with four counts of bribery of a public servant, four counts of promoting prison contraband — which court documents identified as cell phones and weapons — and four counts of using his official position for personal gain.

All four were arrested this week. Andrews, Ketteman and Roy were released on a $5,000 bond. As of Wednesday, court documents state Dozier is still in jail.

This is one of many recent arrests of prison officials on ethics charges.

Late last month, Capt. Deaundra Johnson and Centauria Olds, a former prison lieutenant, were arrested on charges of bribery and using their official positions for personal gain.

On November 3, Wilson Brian Clemons, 32, was federally charged with receiving bribes and smuggling contraband into prison in 2021.

Clemons was indicted on one count of conspiracy and one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to further an unlawful activity.

Clemons also faces state charges of marijuana possession, using his position for personal gain and possession of a controlled substance.

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