Court documents show that the beating of a Floyd County jail inmate has led to criminal charges and a federal lawsuit.
Terry Fisher was beaten by as many as 10 inmates over three days in 2008 after entering a guilty plea to unlawful transaction with a
minor and sex abuse, according to records cited by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
The lawsuit against the jail says "Fisher suffered broken ribs, a broken back, fractures of his skull and facial bones."
Several inmates and a former social worker charged in the case are scheduled for trial in February on charges of first-degree assault. Three others were charged with fourth-degree assault.
Stacey Blankenship, an attorney representing the county, says "Floyd County and their officials adamantly deny any wrongdoing."