TAMMS INMATE CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OF PRISON GUARD
Chicago - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today said that an Alexander County jury on December 4 th convicted Jerome Moore, 26, a Tamms Correctional Center inmate, of one charge of aggravated battery for assaulting and injuring an Illinois Department of Corrections officer.
During a transfer from his cell to the recreational yard in November 2002, Moore struck the correctional officer with a handcuff, severely injuring the officer's hand.
Circuit Court Judge Mark Clarke is scheduled to sentence Moore on January 11, 2008, for the Class 3 felony. The sentencing range for this crime is two to five years.
Moore is currently serving a 23-year sentence for a 1998 attempted murder in Will County and for a number of other prior convictions including three for assaulting correctional officers while in custody. Because Moore committed this crime while incarcerated, the law requires that he serve this sentence consecutively to his other sentences.
Assistant Attorneys General Daniel Kay and Terry Kaid prosecuted the case for Madigan's Criminal Prosecutions/Trials Assistance Bureau at the request of the Alexander County State's Attorney's Office.