Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Greensburg Prison Guard Sentenced

A former Westmoreland County prison guard will serve nine months of probation for forcing inmates to kneel, bark like dogs and sing nursery rhymes. Scott Rogers, 39, of Mount Pleasant, plead guilty yesterday to three counts of official oppression. Rogers was charged in September 2007, two months after he was fired from the Westmoreland County Prison in Greensburg. County officials rescinded the firing and allowed Rogers to resign to protect themselves from a lawsuit if he was acquitted. The inmates Rogers abused were in a unit housing sex offenders and prisoners mental health problems.

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