Former Wilcox County, Georgia, Sheriff and Others Sentenced for Assaulting Inmate

From the press release: “Stacy Bloodsworth pleaded guilty on Oct. 22, 2012.   During his plea hearing, Stacy Bloodsworth admitted that on July 23, 2009, while he was the sheriff, he was inside the Wilcox County Jail with several other individuals, including Austin Bloodsworth, Caruthers, King and Owens.   Stacy Bloodsworth ordered three inmates out of their cells because he was angry that one of them reportedly had a cell phone, in violation of Wilcox County Jail regulations.   Bloodsworth hit all three inmates, and also watched as other participants struck and kicked the inmates.    After it appeared that one inmate’s jaw had been broken, Stacy Bloodsworth used a wrench in an attempt to put his broken jaw back into place.   Approximately one week later, the inmate was brought to a local hospital, where his jaw had to be wired shut.   The other two inmates who had been assaulted suffered lacerations, bruising and pain.”

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