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Former Corrections Officers Convicted Of Beating Inmates

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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three former corrections officers have been convicted of beating an inmate and lying to investigators about the attack.

Authorities said in a statement that former Macon State Prison corrections officer Ronald Lach was convicted late last week of violating the inmate’s civil rights in the 2010 beating, conspiring to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors say two other officers, Christopher Hall and Delton Rushin, have also been convicted of conspiring to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice.

Investigators have said corrections officers beat an inmate as retaliation for prior misconduct.

Authorities say eight former officers at the middle Georgia prison have now pleaded guilty to their roles in the beating and cover-up. Three other officers have been acquitted.

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