Prison Guard Charged With Simple Battery Against Inmate
A prison guard from Elyan Hunt Correctional Center was booked into jail after officials with the correctional facility alleged that the man hurt one of the inmates.
The investigation started after the warden was told to review security video of the January 31 incident.
The guard, Sergeant Julius Aikens, claimed that the inmate was trying to get out of his restraints so he subdued him. Well, the warden says security footage shows the guy just walking past when Aikens battered him.
The warden says Aikens is a probationary employee, and they are continuing the process of firing the man.
Warden Tim Hooper says Aikens lied about what happened with the situation. Hooper says the surveillance video shows Aikens put the inmate to the ground and kneed him.
Aikens was hired in May of last year.