Prison Riot at the Adams County Correctional Facility
Natchez, Miss. (AP) - A prison guard has died and several other employees have been injured during what is being called an "an inmate disturbance" at a southwest Mississippi prison. Emily Ham, a spokeswoman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Sunday evening that the guard died while being transported to a hospital. She said Corrections Corp. of America, the prison's private operator, is working with law-enforcement authorities to bring the disturbance under control.
Press Release from CCA:
NATCHEZ, Mississippi – Facility staff, along with local and state law enforcement officials and officials from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) are in the process of quelling an inmate disturbance at the Adams County Correctional Facility that began at approximately 2:40 pm. Currently, the inner compound and portions of housing units are the focus of remaining efforts to quell the disturbance. The disturbance is contained within the secure perimeter of the facility, with no threat to public safety. Law enforcement officials are providing outside perimeter security as facility staff and management work to resolve the incident inside the facility.
Five employees have been transported to a local hospital for treatment of various injuries. Additional staff are being treated for injuries onsite. One inmate has been transported offsite for treatment of unspecified injuries. Rest at link