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FBI: Inmates in Miss. riot upset over treatment

“A deadly riot at a prison for illegal immigrants in Mississippi was started by a group of Mexican inmates angry about what they considered poor food and medical care and disrespectful guards, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.

One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, which holds illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in the United States.”

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jy1prqJYvVkc5tFK66QkJ2B4Z1kQ?docId=540fe5b4b7cb45d3ae27be3aca706a0c

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Inmate Dies While at Adams County Jail

“The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an inmate death in the Adams County Sheriff’s Office jail.”

Read more: http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2012/08/11/inmate-dies-while-at-adams-county-jail/

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Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings Showing Constitutional Rights of Children in Mississippi Being Violated

“The Justice Department released a letter of findings today determining that the Lauderdale County Youth Court, the Meridian Police Department (MPD), and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services (DYS) are violating the constitutional rights of juveniles in Meridian, Miss. The department’s investigation found reasonable cause to believe that these agencies have violated the constitutional due process rights of children in the city of Meridian and the county of Lauderdale under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.”

Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/August/12-crt-993.html

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Inmates Take Over Jail Pod

“After a disturbance at the Hinds County Correctional Facility, law enforcement officers took more than 12 hours to take back and fully secure the facility.

Inmates created a disturbance in Pod C at HCCF around 2:30 a.m. Monday. One inmate, Kendall Johnson, started the disturbance by flooding the Pod and holding off guards with a fire hose, and then letting other inmates out of their cells, Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said. In all, 183 inmates populated the pod, and they quickly flooded the jail and took over at least one housing unit.”

Read more:http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/aug/01/inmates-take-over-jail-pod/

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Disturbance at Miss Detention Center Under Control

“Authorities say tactical teams entered a detention center in Raymond and met no resistance as they brought an inmate disturbance under control Monday.”

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/disturbance-miss-detention-center-control-16889092#.UBdCDaNEGTY

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