Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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