Two correctional officers convicted this spring for their roles in assaulting a female inmate last year at the state-run Central Booking and Intake Facility in Baltimore were sentenced to prison Thursday by city Circuit Court Judge Wanda K. Heard.
Larry Morris, 43, received a 10-year sentence with all but 18 months suspended, according to the Baltimore prosecutor’s office, which had recommended that no more than five years of the term be suspended. He was found guilty in May of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
Shannon Rivies, 25, who was convicted of conspiracy, was sentenced to five years in prison, though all but 90 days of the term was suspended. Prosecutors had asked that she serve one year of the five year term.
According to prosecutors, the victim was confrontational after her arrest on January 8, 2011. Sometime around 3 a.m., shift commander Morris and several of his employees, including Rivies, assaulted the woman, who was taken to Bon Secours hospital and "treated for broken blood vessels in the eyes, swollen lips, and a dislocated nostril."