Former Mississippi prison officer admits inmate assault
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman who worked as an officer in a Mississippi prison has pleaded guilty to beating an inmate.
A statement from federal prosecutors says 29-year-old Sharalyn McClain pleaded guilty Monday to violating the rights of a prisoner who was assaulted at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in 2016.
Two other officers previously pleaded guilty to beating the man, who isn’t identified in a Justice Department release.
The statement says McClain and the others entered a cell where they kicked, punched and stomped an inmate while he lay face down on the floor on a mattress.
McClain faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment at a sentencing set for Feb. 7.
Another former guard got five years in prison, and the third defendant awaits sentencing.