Vernon Wilson

Jail assault
11:23 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Appeals court upholds sentence of Washington Co. jailer convicted of assault

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The former head of the jail in rural Washington County, Mo. will have to serve the entirety of his 10-year prison sentence.

A federal appeals court this morning ruled that Judge Audrey Flessig did not err in boosting Vernon Wilson's sentence for transferring inmates into cells so they could be assaulted, and also because his actions caused severe bodily harm to one of the inmates.

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Washington Co. jail
4:04 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Former head of rural Mo. jail sentenced to 10 years in prison

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The former head of the jail in rural Washington County, Mo. will spend 10 years in federal prison and three more on supervised release for violating the civil rights of four inmates housed in his jail.

A jury convicted Vernon Wilson in March of beating two inmates and arranging for the beating of two others. One victim of those orchestrated beatings, who was in the jail on a bad check charge, had to be hospitalized.

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