A PRISON IN MISSISSIPPI is on lockdown after a riot erupted yesterday resulting in the death of one prison guard and injuries to more than a dozen people.
A spokesperson for the privately-run federal prison said that the situation was brought under control by 2.45am today, and that 16 prison staff and three inmates were injured. The prison has not released the name of the security guard who died.
WAPT News reports that several prison employees were taken hostage during the siege. A person claiming to be an inmate told WAPT that prisoners want better food, medical care and respect from the prison staff.
The Adams County Correctional Center houses illegal immigrants and is privately owned and operated by Corrections Corp of America.
The AP reports that the prisoners are mostly being held on charges of illegally reentering the US after deportation.