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A CPS statement detailed an amount of money allegedly paid by the Sun and the People newspapers to prison officer Lee Brockhouse.
Sun newspaper journalist Nick Parker was charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, the CPS said.
Mr Parker is currently listed as the paper's chief foreign correspondent.
A Sun journalist and prison officer are to be charged as part of Operation Elveden, the investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.