MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – A former officer of a prison in the Volgograd Region charged with taking bribes from an inmate will go on trial, the press service of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office reports Tuesday.

The prisoner is also a defendant in the case, he stands charged with giving bribes.

According to investigators, the penitentiary officer regularly delivered items prohibited in the colony to the convict for a money reward from April to July 2017. In total, he received over 50,000 rubles (about $600) for his services.

The prison employee has been fired on disparaging grounds.