Former corrections officer pleads gui...

Former corrections officer pleads guilty to sex crime

There are 1 comment on the News-Star story from Apr 8, 2011, titled Former corrections officer pleads guilty to sex crime. In it, News-Star reports that:

Jonesville resident Joseph Taunton, 31, a former corrections officer at the LaSalle Parish Detention Center in Jena, pleaded guilty today in federal court to engaging in a sexual act with a federal detainee, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

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Alva, OK

#1 Apr 9, 2011
Taunton wasn't a "corrections officer." He was a guard at GEO Group's detention center for immigrants.

GEO has had a long history of abuse of detainees with the feds usually ignoring it.

This is a welcome change, but his employer should be cited.

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