SCRANTON -- A former corrections officer at Lackawanna County Prison pleaded guilty to assault Wednesday.
Scott Blume faces up to a year in prison. Authorities accused him of spraying an inmate's genitals with pepper spray.
The prison has had problems over the last couple years. Officials placed nine correction officers accused of sexual abuse on administrative leave earlier this year. Plus, four former inmates of that prison have filed a lawsuit against the county and prison officials.