Texas Youth Prison Guards Allegedly Choked Teen Unconscious

Two Texas youth prison guards allegedly choked a teenager in custody until he became unconscious, with one of them asking if he was "ready to go to sleep" while the other put part of his leg across his neck, according to court documents released Friday.A third correctional guard at the same state-run juvenile lockup is accused of walking up to another teenager and punching him in the face, then tackling the teenager to the ground and using a closed fist to land more punches to the head and body.All three were arrested Thursday and charged with official oppression as part of a state investigation into the troubled Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Since last year, at least nine Texas juvenile correctional officers have been arrested on abuse or misconduct charges, and a 10th former correctional officer was convicted in July on charges of having sex with youth in custody.  Continue reading...

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