Monday, May 18, 2015

Feds Open Attica Investigation

The Justice Department has begun an investigation into inmate abuse at Attica Correctional Facility, the upstate New York prison where three officers pleaded guilty in March to state charges of official misconduct stemming from the horrific beating of a 29-year old inmate.

The federal law enforcement inquiry was revealed by defense attorneys for the former officers who were allowed to avoid jail time in exchange for their guilty pleas and agreeing to resign their jobs at the prison. The former officers still face a multi-million dollar civil suit filed by George Williams, the former inmate whose injuries from the Aug. 11, 2011 beating included a broken shoulder, cracked ribs and two broken legs, one of which required doctors to insert a plate and six pins.

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