A Bible study at a women's prison in Wisconsin went from holy to violent this week when two female inmates got into a fistfight over what was being said at the religious gathering. Now, the instigator of the fight is being charged with felony battery and could receive an extra six years in prison for her actions.
The disagreement reportedly began at Saulk County Jail during a Bible study, when some attending inmates reportedly became upset at 29-year-old Sasha M. Perry for focusing the Bible study on herself instead of the Scripture, according to the Baraboo News Republic.
After the Bible study had concluded, one inmate reportedly followed Perry back to her cell to confront her about the matter. The inmate admitted to authorities that she did flip her middle finger at Perry and uttered a derogatory phrase, at which point Perry allegedly attacked the victim, punching her multiple times while pulling her hair and attempting to throw her down a flight of stairs. Perry claimed the assault victim had been bothering her all day and that she was being picked on by other inmates.
As the Baraboo News Republic reports, Perry could face six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty of Tuesday's incident. The inmate has previously been convicted of child abuse, battery, and resisting an officer.