MS prison riot leaves guard dead, 6 hurt
May 21, 2012
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a riot at a privately run federal prison in southwest Mississippi that left one guard dead and five other correctional officers and an inmate injured has been brought under control.
Prison spokeswoman Emilee Beach said the uprising at the Adams County facility was brought under control Sunday night, hours after it started.
Adams County Coroner James Lee confirmed that a prison guard died, but he said he could not provide any other details. An Adams County sheriff’s spokeswoman said the guard died while being transported to a hospital.
Beach said the prison, owned and operated by Corrections Corp. of America, holds illegal immigrants, most for charges of re-entering the United States after being deported.
Beach said the injured guards were taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.