Former deputy jailer sentenced for violating inmate’s rights

Rockcastle Detention Center

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former deputy jailer in eastern Kentucky has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for violating the civil rights of an inmate. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky said in a Friday news release that Derek Steven Clark “aided and commanded” the assault of an inmate by another inmate. Clark worked at the Rockcastle County Detention Center. He was sentenced last week after being convicted in July. According to testimony at his trial, Clark and others placed an inmate into a restraint and another inmate assaulted him. The release says Clark then falsified a report about the incident, saying the victim spit at deputy jailers.