Eastern Kentucky Prison Guard Arraigned Thursday

A prison guard accused of smuggling drugs and cell phones inside the U.S. penitentiary in Martin County was arraigned Thursday in Pikeville.

Alice Stapleton allegedly smuggled drugs and other contraband into the high security prison and gave them to inmates. She admits her role in what happened, but says she was forced to do it.

A trial is set for later this month.

The prison has been under increased scrutiny since a published report detailed alleged problems at the prison with gangs and drugs.

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