Clayton County corrections officer fired, accused of ‘orchestrating’ attack on inmate

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Clayton County corrections officer is behind bars after officials say he was responsible for a “vicious” attack of an inmate.

Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen said Thursday night, Sean William Hollinshead planned and carried out an attack on an inmate that was in his custody.

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According to Allen, Hollinshead placed the inmate in a “high-risk” housing unit where the inmate was beaten and stabbed.

“Inmate Hollinshead committed the offense of Criminal Negligence & Violation of his Oath when he knowingly, recklessly, and without disregard for the safety of the inmate placed him in a high-risk housing unit, causing the inmate to receive life-threatening injuries and did not render aid as the beating and stabbing were taking place,” said Allen in a release.

Allen continued to say in his note that he would continue to remove officers or deputies that place others at risk.


“I locked up one of my own tonight and will continue to surgically remove any officers or deputies from my rank and file that places Citizens, Inmates, or Employees at risk,” said Allen.

Allen said the other inmates involved received additional charges.

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