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Miss. Prison Guard Killed In Riot, 8 Hurt

May 21, 2012  | 

A prison guard was killed Sunday during a riot that also injured five other correctional officers and hurt three inmates at a privately run facility in Mississippi that holds illegal immigrants, reports the Associated Press.

The riot began about 2:40 p.m. CDT and involved dozens of inmates before it was brought under control late Sunday night. Adams County Coroner James Lee confirmed that a guard died, but said he could not provide any other details until the correctional officer's family was notified.

Emilee Beach, a spokeswoman at the Adams County Correctional Center in southwest Mississippi, said the uprising involved multiple inmates but she wasn't sure exactly how many because the investigation was still ongoing.

Read the full Associated Press story.

Comments (6)

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Cap manuel @ 5/21/2012 6:24 PM

We are correctional officers...not prison guards... the respect is demanded and warranted...

You just don't know what its like until you wear the badge of C o...

Retire co...chicago

Frank @ 5/22/2012 4:22 AM

@Cap Manuel. No offense on my part. But the difference is? A car mechanic is now a Auto technician, a stewardess is now a Flight Attendant. I see no direspect here just a title from the past. Which was actually the better years! The difference is Correctional Officers are guarding Illegal Aliens or undocumented immigrants? I have two friends who are Correctional Officer in the Massachusetts. They are not offended when I or someone calls them Prison Guards. One of them corrects me by stating, my Dad was a prison guard. I'm a Correctional Officers! The other one, He gives me the finger!

getum @ 5/22/2012 6:26 AM

Correctional Officer or Prison Guard, it is all the same job just different titles. Who cares......

For the most part "Respect" is earned for anyone! NOT demanded or warranted! Get over yourself!

Robocop @ 5/22/2012 8:17 AM

The guards there are not trying to rehabilitate anyone or 'correct' them. They are guarding a prison where illegal aliens are being held. Forget about the stupid name, the fact is that one of these guys was killed and five more injuried by people who have no business even being in this country! Find out which ones were involved and execute them. Take everyone else and send them back to their native country, period. Clear out that prison entirely and then they can take all these other illegals that they 'release pending a hearing' and lock them up there before sending them back to their own country. Bus them to Mexico of fly them to the other countries and take the purchase of their ticket and the expenses that they have cost the USA and deduct it from the approved Foreign Aid going to their country.

J. Burns @ 5/22/2012 4:07 PM

Bottom line is that the private CO's don't get the training nor the tools to deal with these inmates effectively. They should be housed at a Federal or state approved facility with government trained and armed CO's (or PG's, whatever....) where stupid sh*t is less likely to take place. And I can guarantee that there are now Federal and/or State CO's and investigators there now. Stop the use of private prisons, it's the Fed's or State's job to provide the monies needed for training the appropriate level of force and detention needed, not private for profit companies, they will always cut corners and endanger the officers there.

Frank @ 5/23/2012 4:31 AM

Correct Robocop, thinking outside the box here! One other thing the US Government should charge Mexico for the cost of detaining/shipping of these Illegals. All the cost to house, clothe, and feed these scumbags comes at the cost of the US taxpayers. We give plenty of money away its about time we start charging the Mexican government or looking into what assets if any these Illegals have. Crazy idea but something needs to change.

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