Tennessee Prison Guard Admits to Covering Camera During Assault

Nicole Rojas
Oct 5, 2019 - 6:00
Tennessee Prison Guard Admits to Covering Camera During Assault

A former Tennessee Department of Corrections officer pleaded guilty to helping cover up the assault of a mentally ill inmate in February. Carl Spurlin, Jr., 42, is the third Tennessee corrections officer to plead guilty for their involvement in the brutal beating, according to the Jackson Sun. Fellow former corrections officers Tanner Penwell, 22, and Nathaniel Griffin, 29, previously pleaded guilty to “using unlawful force on an inmate.” Spurlin admitted to concealing the other correctional officers’ assault on...

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