Former Mississippi corrections officer charged with beating inmate

Former Mississippi corrections officer charged with beating inmate

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A federal grand jury has indicted a former Mississippi Department of Corrections officer for using excessive force against an inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.

The indictments charge Sharalyn McClain, 28, with a felony civil rights offense for her role in the assault of the inmate and for aiding and abetting others in committing the assault.

The indictment also alleges that McClain used a dangerous weapon to commit the assault, which resulted in the injury of the inmate.

The maximum penalty for the charged violation is 10 years in prison.

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