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Prison guards accused of attacking young inmates

December 18, 2018

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Florida prison guards assaulted and intimidated several young inmates at the facility where they worked.

Court records show Terrance Reynolds was arrested Monday and charged with conspiring to commit civil rights violations and making false statements. Brendan Butler was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to a civil rights charge in Miami federal court.

Investigators say Reynolds and Butler were working at the South Florida Reception Center in March 2017 when they took three youthful offenders, who had been separated from the general population, to a broom closet. Officials say the guards hit one of the inmates with a broomstick while the other two watched. Another inmate was reportedly assaulted the next day for talking about the previous day’s beating.