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Three correctional workers charged with assault on inmate

Posted July 1, 2009 5:01 p.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2009 5:46 p.m. EDT

— Two correctional officers and a former officer are accused of assaulting a Greene County inmate.

State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Gregory Allen Beck, Terry Lynn Bell and Brian Steve Bostick on Wednesday. They were charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to George Dudley, with the state Department of Correction.

The charges are related to a use of force that occurred in March of last year at Maury Correctional Institution in Hookerton.

Beck resigned from his position last year. He was a captain at the time. Bell, a sergeant, and Bostick, a correctional officer, are on investigatory suspension. Formal disciplinary action against them began Wednesday.

“Our job is protecting the safety of the public and the inmates in our institutions,” Correction Secretary Alvin Keller said in a statement. “This agency has zero tolerance for employees who abuse inmates or operate outside the bounds of the law and our policies and procedures.”

The Department of Correction referred this case to the SBI for investigation last July.