Former prison guard sentenced for inmate sex

Barbara Jean Goodwin, 35, worked at Central Texas Detention Facility-GEO

SAN ANTONIO – A former prison guard was sentenced Tuesday for having sex with an inmate at a private prison in downtown San Antonio.

Barbara Jean Goodwin, 35, was sentenced to five months imprisonment to be followed by five months home confinement. She also was ordered to serve a two-year supervised-release term and register as a sex offender, federal officials said in a news release.

Goodwin pleaded guilty in March to one count of sexual abuse of a ward. Goodwin admitted that from February 2016 to August 2016, she engaged in sexual acts with a federal prisoner who at the time was under her custodial, supervisory or disciplinary authority at the Central Texas Detention Facility–G.E.O., officials said.

She was ordered to surrender in July to start her prison term.


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