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Crime Mississippi ex-correctional officer who kicked, punched, stomped on inmate gets prison time

03:05  20 january  2020
03:05  20 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Rankin County, Mississippi . “The Civil Rights Division is committed to prosecuting those who violate the civil rights of others.” 25, 2016, Griffith assaulted the inmate , identified as “L.H.,” by kicking , punching , and stomping on him.

Mississippi correctional officer sentenced to prison for assaulting inmate . Griffith was an officer at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in May 2016 when she and two other guards kicked , punched and stomped inmate Leon Hayes.

A former Mississippi corrections officer who kicked, punched, and stomped on an inmate was sentenced Friday to nearly 6 years in prison.

Shelly Griffith, 29, who worked with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), pleaded guilty in December 2017 to violating the civil rights of an inmate Leon Hayes, by using excessive force against him, according to a news release from the Justice Department.

Investigators said Griffith physically assaulted Hayes with a dangerous weapon on May 25, 2016. At the time, she was working as an officer at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Rankin County, Mississippi.

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  2 inmates in Mississippi prison die from 'blunt force' beatings The deaths at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman come after another inmate at the same facility apparently took his own life in his cell.The deaths come after another inmate at the same facility — Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman — had apparently taken his own life in his cell on Sunday, Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton said in a news release.

Mississippi Corrections Officer Job Description. As of 2013 Mississippi houses 20,585 prison inmates The federal correctional system requires federal correctional officers in Mississippi to have a bachelor’s There are programs on both getting a GED and on adult basic education, along

The officers then “proceeded to punch , kick , stomp and jump on Mr. Harrell’s face, head, neck, back, sides and Officers identified by inmates as having been involved have declined repeated requests for For its article, The Times reviewed sworn affidavits and letters from 19 inmates who described

“This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Department of Justice,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said. “The Civil Rights Division is committed to prosecuting those who violate the civil rights of others.” 

a sign in front of a house: The mother of a Mississippi inmate is speaking out about state prison conditions following riots that saw four inmates lose their lives. © FoxNews.com The mother of a Mississippi inmate is speaking out about state prison conditions following riots that saw four inmates lose their lives.

Special Agent in Charge Michelle A. Sutphin of the FBI’s Jackson Division said violating a person’s civil rights “damages the already delicate relationship between correction officers and inmates.”

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Two other MDOC officers – Reginald Brown and Sharalyn McClain – also pleaded guilty to civil rights violations based on their involvement in the assault of Hayes.

Brown has been sentenced to 60 months in prison, while McClain will be sentenced on March 2020, the DOJ said.

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Griffith’s sentencing came amid a statewide lockdown of Mississippi prisons after weeks of violence and unrest.

Earlier this month, two inmates escaped from a facility, while at least five inmates have died in prison riots.

Ninth inmate dies at Mississippi's Parchman prison .
A ninth inmate has died at Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman, the county coroner said on Sunday. © Courtesy Mississippi Department of Corrections The Mississippi Department of Corrections said no foul play is suspected in the most recent death at Parchman. The prisoner Joshua Norman, "was found hanging in his cell during a security check at 11:12 am.," Heather Burton, Sunflower County Coroner said in a statement. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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