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Former Correctional Officer Arrested For Battery On Inmate, Falsifying Records

Suwannee County Sheriff's office

A former Suwannee Correctional officer is the latest arrest within the Florida Department of Corrections for using excessive force on an inmate.

Ricky Wilson is facing charges of aggravated battery and falsification of official records for battering and injuring an inmate without any justification back in January and falsely reporting it.

Wilson resigned his post earlier this month, before the end of a preliminary investigation.

Not much more is known, since the affidavit explaining the situation is heavily redacted. The prison agency cites not wanting to disclose or reveal important records, personal information, and department procedures and techniques as reasons for the redaction.

Meanwhile, two other Suwannee Correctional officers were also arrested on similar charges last month.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.