Jail guard faces a disciplinary hearing and could be fired

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A Pennsylvania county jail guard has been placed on paid leave and accused of simple assault for allegedly pepper-spraying an inmate's genitals.

The Scranton Times-Tribune says the occurrence including Lackawanna County jail Sergeant Scott Blume happened on September 24, yet didn't become known until the inmate wrote to a judge to complain on October 18.

District Attorney Shane Scanlon says in a criminal grumbling that the occurrence happened after the inmate got to be distinctly inebriated from custom made liquor produced using extra organic product. That is when Mr Blume rolled out the detainee improvement garments so he could be put in prohibitive lodging and showered the prisoner through a correctional facility entryway opening when he declined to change.

Mr Scanlon says he recorded the charges since force wasn't necessary.

Mr Blume's lawyer declined comment Tuesday. Mr Blume faces a disciplinary hearing and could be fired.