Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Riot at Private Immigration Jail in Miss. Leaves 1 Dead, 19 Injured


"A privately-run prison for low-security inmates in Mississippi remained locked down Monday while officials investigated what triggered a riot at the Adams County Correctional Center a day earlier.  One guard died, and 16 employees were injured -- as were three inmates -- in the riot that began Sunday afternoon. The prison was back under control at 2:45 a.m. Monday, Emilee Beach, a prison spokeswoman said in a telephone interview Monday morning.  The cause for the incident was not immediately known, Beach said. ... Officials don't think that immigration status was a factor in the disturbance, she said." - L.A. Times, May 21, 2012.

"The low-security prison is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America and holds mostly undocumented immigrants