Corrections Officer Charged With Smuggling

8/9/11 – A Corrections Officer in Waupun is accused of smuggling various items inside the institution for a prisoner. Patricia Kok is charged with Delivering Illegal Articles to an Inmate, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of up to three-and-a-half years in prison if she’s convicted. The 46-year-old is said to have brought culinary magazines and clothes to the inmate in the Waupun Correctional Institution, where the two worked in the Food Service Area. Kok is also said to have engaged in phone sex with the prisoner and provide him with money to obtain a lawyer to re-open his case. Kok reportedly told investigators that she knew it was wrong but wanted to help him make plans for school when he gets out. A signature bond was set at $1000 yesterday and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month.