Jefferson County Nurse Sentenced on Battery Charges

A Jefferson County nurse is sentenced on battery convictions following an investigation by the Office of the Attorney General.

Sixty-seven-year-old Sharon Back was sentenced on May 13th after she received a six-year sentence for committing battery against four elderly patients under her care back in 2014 and 2015.

Back was working at Madison State Hospital at the time she committed the felony acts against the patients. All her victims were over 65; two were 79.

Back was terminated from Madison State Hospital on Sept. 5th, 2015.

During her sentencing, Back was ordered to serve 100 days in the Jefferson County Jail, starting on May 20th. She will serve the remainder of her sentence through Jefferson County Community Corrections.

Back voluntarily agreed to the revocation of her nursing license on March 29th, 2016. The Office of the Attorney General filed criminal charges in October 2016, following a referral back from the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Below are several relevant court documents:




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