Correctional officers cleared in lawsuit

Correctional officers cleared in lawsuit

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Thursday verdict came down in Federal Court in favor of two Autry State prison guards in a civil lawsuit filed by an inmate.

The lawsuit was heard this week at Albany Federal Court.

Inmate Tyrone Owens filed suit, claiming that he was handcuffed and beaten by correctional officers Carl Hart and Sgt. James Jackson in July 2012. 

Owens asked for compensation for his injuries.

The officers said they were protecting themselves when they found a shank on Owens.

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