Drug Lords Sneak Strippers Into Federal Jail

Lawyers simply list them as 'legal assistants' according to report
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Drug Lords Sneak Strippers Into Federal Jail
For some inmates in the Miami Federal Detention Center, there's no one they'd rather see than their "legal assistant."   (Shutterstock)

It may sound like the plot of a porn movie, but lawyers say drug lords in Miami’s maximum security Federal Detention Center are getting regular visits from pole dancers, right under officials’ noses. How? Their lawyers simply list the girls as “legal assistants,” and the FDC lets them through, lawyers tell the Miami New Times. “Any lawyer can sign a form and designate a legal assistant,” one DA explains. “There is no way of verifying it.”

Once inside, these paralegals don’t just strip for their clients, the lawyers say, they also smuggle in porn, drugs, and cash. One woman was even caught in a compromising position with an inmate inside a discovery room recently, and another was banned after being caught on tape stripping in the Special Housing Unit. “Everyone knows about it. We call them the 'little hoochie mamas,’” says one private investigator. “They are making a mockery out of the prison system here.” (More federal prison stories.)

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