By Dan Alexander / NJ101.5

Source: NJ101.5

Three correctional officers were charged Thursday in connection with a January incident at New Jersey’s women’s prison in which inmates were beaten without justification, and more arrests are likely, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said.

The three officers, including two supervisors, have been charged with official misconduct and tampering with public records. One officer was also charged with aggravated assault in connection with punching an inmate in the head 28 times while she had her hands raised trying to protect herself.

Official misconduct is a second-degree charge that carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

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