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FBI Probes Allegations Of Excessive Force At Downstate, Fishkill Prisons

Fishkill Correctional Facility, a prison in Beacon, is the subject of a lawsuit brought by the family of an inmate who died there last year. The FBI is also probing the beating of an inmate at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill.
Fishkill Correctional Facility, a prison in Beacon, is the subject of a lawsuit brought by the family of an inmate who died there last year. The FBI is also probing the beating of an inmate at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill. Photo Credit: hudsonlink.org

FISHKILL, N.Y. -- A beating that left a Fishkill inmate hospitalized with broken bones and a collapsed lung is now being investigated by the FBI, according to a report by The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Kevin Moore was being housed overnight in 2013 at the Downstate Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison, when he was injured, according to The Poughkeepsie Journal article..

Moore is claiming that he was beaten up by a group of correction officers, The Poughkeepsie Journal article said.

The Moore case is now part of a joint investigation between the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office into another allegation of excessive force in the state prison system, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal story.

The family of 30-year-old Samuel Harrell III, who had been an inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in Beacon, brought a federal lawsuit claiming that he was fatally beaten by a group of guards there last year, according to multiple media reports.

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