Ex-MDOC officer admits to assaulting inmate

Posted on AllSides July 28th, 2023
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A former corrections officer at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility could face prison time for punching an inmate and striking them with a canister of pepper spray. Jessica Hill pleaded guilty Thursday to using excessive force in July 2019 against an incarcerated person identified as L.C. Hill continued to strike L.C. as the prison was on the ground in the fetal position until another staff member intervened, according to a news release. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Darren...

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