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Webb man, deputy warden at Parchman, charged with civil rights offense for beating inmate | The Sun-Sentinel

Webb resident Melvin Hilson, 49, currently a deputy warden with the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly beating an inmate and then trying to cover it up, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday. Hilson is accused of deprivation of civil rights — specifically, the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment — for allegedly assaulting an inmate "by repeatedly striking him and, at times, striking and knocking [him] to the ground, and then pulling him up, only to strike him and knock him to the ground again" during an incident in Parchman's Unit 42, according to the indictment. The inmate was injured in the assault, the indictment notes.