Ex-guards sentenced for beating inmate in NY prison, covering it up

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Two former correction officers convicted of severely beating a New York state prison inmate in 2013 and then falsifying records to cover up the attack have been sentenced.

A federal judge in Westchester County on Monday sentenced Kathy Scott to eight years and four months in prison while George Santiago Jr. got seven years and three months in prison.

Scott, Santiago and three other former guards at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Dutchess County were charged with repeatedly punching and kicking inmate Kevin Moore after he questioned why he was being placed in a mental-health unit overnight.

The then-54-year-old Moore suffered facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He spent 17 days in a hospital.

The three others charged pleaded guilty for their involvement in the attack.