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BOP Senior Correctional Officer Convicted of Deprivation of Constitutional Rights Under the Color of the Law


On December 21, 2022, a BOP Senior Correctional Officer assigned to the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts was found guilty of deprivation of constitutional rights under the color of the law after a weeklong trial by jury.  Seth Bourget was convicted in the District of Massachusetts.  According to the evidence presented at trial, on June 18, 2019, Bourget struck a handcuffed inmate, who was suffering from severe mental illness, with a large protective shield with excessive force causing serious head injuries.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Boston Area Office.

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