U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter of the Western District of Louisiana yesterday issued prison sentences for three former officials of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO), including a former Lieutenant Colonel, for abuses of inmates, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Acting United States Attorney Alexander Van Hook of the Western District of Louisiana and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey S. Sallet of the FBI’s New Orleans Division. Former Lt. Col. Gerald Savoy was sentenced to serve 87 months in prison; Wesley Hayes, the former Warden of the Iberia Parish Jail, was sentenced to serve 34 months; and Hayes’ brother Jesse, a former Assistant Warden at the jail, was sentenced to serve 24 months.


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