Ex-Pa. Warden Sentenced in Cover-Up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A judge sentenced a former top administrator at a pair of city jails to 15 months in federal prison Thursday for covering up an attack on an inmate by guards.
Glen Guadalupe was convicted last year of one count of obstruction of justice for trying to protect guards involved in the 1999 beating of Donti Hunter.
Guadalupe was the former deputy warden of the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility and former warden of the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Facility.
Hunter, an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold jail, needed 19 stitches after he was pummeled by corrections officers, who caught him trying to flush marijuana down a cell toilet.
Two guards were convicted in the assault, and prosecutors said Guadalupe ordered a prison lieutenant to lie about the beating.
Guadalupe ``steadfastly maintains his innocence,″ said his attorney, Jack McMahon Jr.
Guadalupe was ordered to begin serving his term Sept. 17.
The guard convicted of punching Hunter was sentenced this month to 2 1/2 years in prison. A second guard is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21. Several other officers were acquitted.