BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland correctional officer has been sentenced to a year and day in federal prison for his role in the severe beating of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008.
Reginald Martin was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He acknowledged in a January plea deal that he watched others assault inmate Kenneth Davis and then conspired to cover it up.READ MORE: Experts Warn To Be On Alert For Copperhead Snakes During Cicada Return
Eleven other former officers have received federal court sentences ranging from probation to 2 1/2 years. Two more await sentencing.READ MORE: Gillian Gallagher Wins Cash Prize For 1st Place In First-Ever Brunch Battle
Two other former officers were convicted in state court. They got probation after testifying against their co-workers.
Prosecutors say Davis spent four days in a hospital after he was beaten by officers on three successive shifts to punish him for punching a guard.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Searching For Missing 11-Year-Old Girl
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