2 ex-guards plead guilty to charges involving inmate abuse
ATLANTA (AP) — Two former corrections officers in Georgia have pleaded guilty to federal charges involving abuse of inmates.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta says 53-year-old Dwight Hamilton, and 44-year-old Gregory McLeod, both of Atlanta, pleaded guilty last week.
Hamilton pleaded guilty to abusing a female inmate by using a stun device on her when he was a sergeant at the DeKalb County jail. The prosecutors’ news release said he used the stun device until the inmate defecated on herself.
Hamilton will be sentenced Feb. 8.
McLeod was a lieutenant at the U. S. Penitentiary in Atlanta. Prosecutors said he punched an inmate in the face without justification and filed a false report to cover it up.
He will be sentenced Feb. 20.