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Former Loddon Prison worker jailed over bribery scandal

Loddon Prison

A former Loddon Prison worker has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars on charges of bribery and misconduct.

Lyndon Turvey pleaded guilty to one count of bribery of a public official and one count of misconduct in public office in JANUARY, after an IBAC investigation into suspected corruption at Loddon Prison in Castlemaine.

The 52 year old was working as an Aboriginal Welfare Officer at the prison when he took payments from family members of four inmates, which was then used to purchase cigarettes and tobacco for others to take into the prison on their behalf.

Turvey will be eligible for parole in seven months' time.

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