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By Prison Legal News

Hawkins County Jail guard Scott Winkle “laid hands” on a prisoner while walking him back to a cell following a disturbance.  Although the physical contact did not rise to the level of an assault and no criminal charges were filed, Winkle was fired on September 19, 2013 for violating county regulations.  He had recently attended a training session on appropriate physical contact in response to a February 2013 staff-on-prisoner assault incident.  In the case, jailer Roy Junior Mathes was charged with misdemeanor assault.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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