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24May

Rhode Island Prison Guard Charged With Striking Inmate

CRANSTON, RI –

Rhode Island prison guard has been arrested on simple assault charges because investigators say he struck a handcuffed inmate in the face.

An investigation found that 55-year-old Mark Denis, an Adult Correctional Institutions officer, struck the maximum security inmate while awaiting a prison disciplinary proceeding.

The inmate was not seriously injured and did not require medical treatment.

Denis, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, was arrested Tuesday and released on $1,000 personal recognizance.

He faces up to one year in prison or a fine of up to $1,000.

Denis has been on paid administrative leave since January.

No defense attorney is listed in online court records.

 

BY: Associated Press

PUBLISHED: US News

LINK: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2019-05-23/rhode-island-prison-guard-charged-with-striking-inmate

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