Rikers inmate gets 10 years for brutal attack on guard

A violent Rikers inmate got nearly 10 more years tacked onto his sentence — for pummeling a correction captain last Thanksgiving in a caught-on-camera jailhouse assault that nearly started a riot.

Bloods gang member and Bronx armed robbery convict Jason Reid, 33, admittedly jumped and clobbered Capt. Awais Ghauri in a Rikers common area on Nov. 23 — retaliation, prosecutors had said, for Ghauri allegedly pepper-spraying another inmate three weeks before.

The attack on the guard got Reid sentenced in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday to 1 ½ years prison.

But he’d also admittedly talked 14 other inmates into joining in the attack by blocking other correction officers from helping the captain.

That attempted gang assault conviction adds another eight years to Reid’s sentence, for a total Thanksgiving day bounty of 9 ½ years prison.

Reid must also serve an additional 10-year sentence for the 2015 Bronx armed robbery that put him in Rikers to begin with.

“Do you admit your guilt to the actions you plead to?” Bronx Supreme Court Justice Efrain Alvarado asked the heavily-shackled Reid on Wednesday, before hitting him with the total 19 ½ -year sentence.

“Yes,” answered Reid, who was wearing a brown jail uniform and protective black mitts on both hands.

As he was led away, Reid puckered his lips in the direction of his mother in the audience.

“They are putting him down as a monster, but he is not no monster,” the mother, Karen Reid, told a reporter after the sentencing.

Additional reporting by Laura Italiano

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