Diaz Osuna is charged with rioting, conspiracy to murder and a violation of the federal code protecting officers and employees of the United States. During the riot, several correctional officers were assaulted and taken hostage, and Sgt.Arredondo and Granados are each charged with rioting. Catlin Carithers was killed when inmates attacked him with a food tray.Damage to the Adams County Correctional Center was estimated to be more than .3 million. The hostages were held for several hours by participants in the riot.
NATCHEZ, Mississippi Three inmates charged with planning to kill a guard during a violent federal prison riot at Adams County Correctional Center will be tried June 8 in U. Prison guard Catlin Carithers was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20, 2012, riot at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, which holds immigrants convicted of crimes while being in the U. The prison is operates by Nashville, Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation's largest private prison companies.
The Natchez Democrat reports () the trial had been scheduled for Monday but defense attorneys for Hector Miguel Diaz-Osuna, Ernesto Granados and Juan Geraldo Arredondo asked for more time to prepare. The prison holds nearly 2,500 inmates, most of them convicted on charges of coming back to the U. after deportation for being in the country illegally.
Several other inmates have been charged or convicted with participating in the riot, including Jesus Beltran Rodriguez and Ricardo Gonzalez Porras.
Rodriguez and Porras have already pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The riot occurred at Adams County Correctional Facility on May 20, 2012.
Jesus Beltran Rodriguez, 36, a federal inmate from Mexico, pled guilty today, before U. Authorities say prisoners took food service carts out of the dining hall and kitchen and stacked them on top of each other to climb onto the roof where Carithers was beaten.
It took hours for authorities to control the riot, which involved hundreds of inmates, Total damage to ACCC was estimated to be ,305,142, according to the US Attorney's Office.
The prison held nearly 2,500 inmates, most of them convicted on charges of returning to the U. after deportation for being in the country illegally.
The prison is owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation's largest private prison companies. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and 0,000 fine.
Ricardo Gonzalez-Porras, who pleaded guilty in January, will be sentenced on April 7.
He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and 0,000 fine. (AP) The attorney for an inmate indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit murder related to a deadly prison riot in Mississippi told a judge Thursday the defendant wasn't ready to plead guilty as everyone expected.
Jesus Beltran-Rodriguez was one of five inmates indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the May 20, 2012, riot at the Adams County Correctional Center. District Judge David Bramlette, Rodriguez, speaking through an interpreter, told the judge he had questions for his attorney.