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Former Florida prison guard guilty of conspiring to assault inmates

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 06:50:04-05

MIAMI (AP) — A former Florida prison guard has been convicted of conspiring to assault young inmates at a South Florida facility.

Court records say Terrance Reynolds was found guilty Monday in Miami federal court of conspiring to commit civil rights violations.

Prosecutors say Reynolds and another former guard, Brendan Butler, were working at the South Florida Reception Center in March 2017 when they took three youthful offenders to a broom closet.

Officials say the guards hit one of the inmates with a broomstick and then another inmate the next day. Butler was previously sentenced to two years in prison.