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Western Maryland prison guards charged with assault

CRESAPTOWN — Maryland’s prison agency says two correctional officers face possible termination after they were charged with assaulting an inmate.

Twenty-six-year-old Warren Mallow and 33-year-old David Robey were charged Sept. 28 with one count each of second-degree assault. The offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The agency said Tuesday that they allegedly used excessive force by kicking, punching and kneeing an inmate in a cell. The handcuffed inmate suffered a broken wrist. He also allegedly had his head slammed into a wall.

Corrections Commissioner J. Michael Stouffer says the agency cannot tolerate excessive force against inmates just as it will not tolerate assaults by inmates on prison staff.

He says both officers are on administrative leave.

2 comments

  1. This kind of behavior has been going on for years,not only in Western Maryland,but Hagerstown too,I would bet a dollar to a donut that the inmate was African-American.These guards have been beaten on inmate so long,this is one of the reasons officer toulson was stabbed and killed,even if a person is incarcerated,they still should be treated as humans and not animals.These guards need to face our courts because if an inmates assault a guard,they face more prison time.But in these outside counties,it is a part of their job to treat inmates inhumane,it is a part of the prison culture.

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