From: U.S. Department of Justice <email@example.com>
Subject: U.S. DOJ Civil Rights Division News
A corrections officer was sentenced to prison yesterday in federal court for a civil rights charge stemming from prisoner abuse that took place at the South Florida Reception Center (SFRC), a state prison in Doral, Fla., the Justice Department announced. Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) officer Guruba Griffin
, 32, was sentenced by District Judge Cecilia Altonaga to serve one year in prison, followed by one year of supervised release.
On Dec. 13, 2011, Griffin entered a guilty plea to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law. Griffin’s plea followed a trial in October 2011 where a jury was unable to reach a verdict as to his involvement in a civil rights conspiracy against inmates at SFRC. Griffin’s co-defendant, Scott Butler, was acquitted by the same jury, while a second jury found Sergeant Alexander McQueen
guilty of conspiracy against civil rights and obstruction of justice and convicted Officer Steven Dawkins
for obstruction of justice. McQueen and Dawkins were sentenced to twelve months in prison and one month in prison, respectively, in January of this year. To read more, click here: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/Febr ... t-241.html