Isaac Jackson

Isaac Jackson. Bamberg County Detention Center/Provided

A former detention officer at the Bamberg County jail was arrested Thursday for allegedly pushing a handcuffed inmate's head into a window and a cell door in March.

State Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Isaac Jerome Jackson, 56, on a charge of misconduct in office for allegedly using "unnecessary" force. He was booked at the Bamberg County Detention Center, where he used to work.

An affidavit states that on March 15, Jackson pushed an inmate’s head into a window and then into a cell door. The victim was restrained in handcuffs at the time. The encounter was recorded on surveillance video and witnessed by one person, according to SLED.

The victim was treated at an area hospital for a laceration to the head.

The reason for the two-month gap between the incident and Jackson's arrest was not immediately clear. 

Misconduct in office carries a penalty of up to a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine. The case will be prosecuted by the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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