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updated 12:41 PM UTC, May 21, 2019

Columbia County Prison Guard Accused Of Inmate Abuse

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A 63-year-old prison guard at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage has been taken into custody on suspicion of felony abuse of an inmate.

  The incident happened last month.  The Columbia County Sheriff's Office conducted the independent investigation of a use-of-force complaint.  Russell G. Goldsmith could also face a charge of misconduct in public office.  Though no other suspects have been named, investigators say more charges and arrests are possible.

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