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As the mother of a Mississippi inmate is speaking out about the conditions in the prison following a riot that saw four of the prisoners lost their lives.
A former Mississippi corrections officer who kicked, punched and stomped on an inmate’s Friday, and sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Shelly Griffith, 29, who has worked with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), pleaded guilty in December 2017, with the violation of the civil rights of an inmate, Leon Hayes, by the use of excessive force against him, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
The researchers said The mobs attacked 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.
As a former corrections officer at the Central Mississippi Correctional facility, was on Friday convicted and sentenced for the ill-treatment of a detainee.
“This kind of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Justice Department,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said. “The Civil rights Division is committed to prosecuting those who violate the civil rights of others.”
Special Agent in Charge, Tony A. sutphin, of the FBI’s Jackson Division, said the violation of someone’s civil rights, “the damage to the already delicate relationship between the correction officers and the inmates.”
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Two of the other MDOC officers – Reginald Brown, and Sharalyn McClain, also pleaded guilty to violations of the rights of citizens on the basis of their involvement in the abuse of that delicate thing we’ve made.
Brown was sentenced to 60 months in prison, while McClain will be sentenced in March 2020), the ministry of justice said.
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The sentencing came in the midst of a provincial lock on the Mississippi river, in the prisons, after weeks of violence and unrest.
Earlier this month, two prisoners escaped from a facility, and at least five inmates died in a prison riot.