Carolyn Dawson, 63, holds a photo of her son, Shurick Lewis, that was taken in 1974 when he was a month old. Her son has spent the last 24 years in prison on drug charges. Dawson was recently informed that her son was allegedly beaten by three corrections officers but she has not been allowed to see or contact him.
Carolyn Dawson, 63, holds a photo of her son, Shurick Lewis, that was taken in 1974 when he was a month old. Her son has spent the last 24 years in prison on drug charges. Dawson was recently informed that her son was allegedly beaten by three corrections officers but she has not been allowed to see or contact him. Ben Twingley
Carolyn Dawson, 63, holds a photo of her son, Shurick Lewis, that was taken in 1974 when he was a month old. Her son has spent the last 24 years in prison on drug charges. Dawson was recently informed that her son was allegedly beaten by three corrections officers but she has not been allowed to see or contact him. Ben Twingley

Mother seeks answers 3 weeks after son’s alleged beating at Florida prison

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