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Prison guard allegedly had ‘hit list’ of inmates to harass

Prison guard allegedly had ‘hit list’ of inmates to harass
A Florida corrections officer who has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of an inmate in his care had reportedly been disciplined for multiple use of force reports.

A Florida corrections officer who has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of an inmate in his care had reportedly been disciplined for multiple use of force reports.Howell, 51, was serving a four-year sentence at Lake Correctional Institution near Orlando for stealing phone chargers from Target when he was beaten to death by a corrections officer while he was handcuffed, the Miami Herald previously reported.Florida corrections officer charged with second-degree murder after allegedly beating inmate to death » Michael Riley was charged with second-degree murder last month.(Polk County Sheriff’s Office) In the 12 months leading up to Howell’s death, half of Riley’s tenure as a corrections officer, he allegedly had 21 use-of-force incidents.

Riley had been transferred from the prison’s Mental Health Unit in part to “an above average number of use of force report[s],” the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday.Michael Riley, Jr.

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