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Two Prison Guards Charged in Florida Inmate Collapse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Trenton, FL (AP) - Two north Florida state prison guards are
facing felony charges in the collapse of an inmate allegedly
ordered to exercise in 86-degree weather without adequate water
breaks.

On Tuesday, 41-year-old James Barry, of Bell, and 44-year-old
Michael Devanie, of Trenton, turned themselves in and were released
on their own recognizance.

Both are charged with malicious battery or cruel or inhuman
treatment. They could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
Barry also is charged with witness tampering, which has a 15-year
maximum.

Twenty-one-year-old inmate Samuel Dread was hospitalized after
collapsing in May at Lancaster Correctional Institution in Trenton.
He was sent to another prison after being released from the
hospital.

A lawyer for the guards did not immediately return a call
seeking comment.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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