A former Macon State Prison guard has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of inmates.
The 35-year-old former member of the Correctional Emergency Response Team, Darren Douglass-Griffin, admitted that he and other correctional officers assaulted three inmates and then tried to cover up the officers' involvement in the separate incidents, falsifying records in a federal investigation.
One inmate, according to the US Attorney's Office news release, had to be taken from the prison by ambulance.
Douglass-Griffin faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Special Litigation Counsel Forrest Christian and Trial Attorney Tona Boyd of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, with the assistance of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia.