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Two corrections officers at Sumter County federal prison indicted in inmate beating

Two corrections officers at Sumter County federal prison indicted in inmate beating

Two corrections officers at the federal prison in Sumter County have been indicted, one for allegedly beating a prisoner last year and the other accused of trying to cover up the assault and lying to investigators, the U.S. Department of Justice said today. Corrections officer William Houghton repeatedly struck the prisoner in the face, according to the grand-jury indictment. The charging document said corrections officer Eddie Rodas-Castro made false entries in a report about the encounter and lied when he said he didn't see Houghton hit the prisoner. The incident took place March 22, 2014, at the Coleman facility, the nation's largest federal prison, 45 miles northwest of...

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