wa–jail guards-sentence

Jail guards sentenced to 5 days in jail for falsifying records in inmate death

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Two former Island County jail guards have been sentenced for their roles in what many call a systemic failure by Island County Jail staff that led to the 2015 dehydration death of a 25-year-old inmate.The Bellingham Herald reports 55-year-old David Wayne Lind and 61-year-old Mark Edward Moffitt pleaded guilty Tuesday in Whatcom County Superior Court to falsifying the jail logs that to make it appear they checked on Keaton Farris more than they did.