Prison officers suspended amid allegations

REIDSVILLE - Three officers at Rogers State Prison have been suspended while investigators look into allegations that inmates are routinely beaten while handcuffed.

Prison officials said Thursday that Lt. Reginald Langston, Lt. Rodney McCloud and Sgt. Jason Burns were suspended with pay and are subjects of an investigation, an Atlanta newspaper reported.

Civil rights activist Shuttlesworth has benign tumor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a key figure in the civil rights movement in Birmingham in the 1960s, has been diagnosed as having a slow-growing, benign brain tumor, a family spokeswoman said.

Doctors have suggested that it be removed because it is continuing to grow, and the 83-year-old Shuttlesworth will seek a second opinion Monday when he is examined by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, The Birmingham News reported Thursday.

Shuttlesworth served as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for about three months last year, resigning amid internal conflict at the Atlanta-based civil rights organization.

- From wire reports