Monday, March 2, 2015

Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty in 2011 Inmate Beating Case

ATTICA, N.Y. — Three guards accused in the brutal beating of an inmate at the state prison here in 2011 each pleaded guilty on Monday to a single misdemeanor charge and agreed to quit their jobs in a last-minute deal that will avert a trial but spare them any jail time.
The case was the first time that any state corrections officers had been criminally charged with a nonsexual assault of an inmate, officials said.
The plea arrangement was announced in State Supreme Court in Wyoming County just as the guards were to have gone on trial on charges of gang assault, filing false reports and evidence tampering.

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