TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — In the wake of abuse allegation, Florida prison officials fired six more employees.
That brings the total to 11 officers fired this week.READ MORE: Florida Condo Collapse Settlement Reaches, Tops $1 Billion
The department dismissed three officers and two sergeants for punching and kicking a prisoner at Lancaster Correctional Institution.
Two other officers were also fired in separate incidents. One for a DUI arrest and the other for driving with a suspended license.READ MORE: South Florida Man Accused Of Setting Wife On Fire, Hitting Her With His Car
On Thursday, the department fired six other prison staffers for battering an inmate at Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley while the prisoner’s hands and legs were shackled.
The crackdown comes after repeated allegations of systemic abuse, cover-ups and failure to punish guards when inmates are harmed. Department Secretary Mike Crews has been visiting all 49 facilities.
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