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Two of the five inmates involved in Auburn Correctional Facility riot in 2019 sentenced

After inciting a riot at the Auburn Correctional Facility in 2019, two men have been sentenced an additional time in prison.

Phillip Bradley, 29, and Russell Williams, 35, were both convicted by a jury in May for first-degree riot. In addition to the riot charge, Williams received second-degree assault.

The riot began when Bradley hit a corrections officer.


Cayuga County Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Valdina stated that he thought Bradley should receive the maximum sentence with his criminal history, but Bradley’s lawyer argued he’d changed his ways and should only receive 1-3 years.

Bradley however maintained his innocence, saying he did not hurt anybody.

Bradley was sentenced an additional 2-4 years in prison and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Williams had injured a corrections officer, according to Valdina, and he pushed for 5 years in prison with 5 years post release supervision and 2-4 years for the riot.

Williams is currently serving a 13 year sentence for a robbery in 2010.

Williams was sentenced 7 more years in prison with 5 years post release supervision for the assault and 2-4 years for rioting. The sentences will run concurrently and he received a $3,000 fine.

Three other individuals who were directly involved with the riot are awaiting trial.



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