MS. prison guard killed during riot identified www.privateofficer.com
NATCHEZ, MS May 22 2012 - Sheriff Chuck Mayfield says gang activity caused the unrest at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez.
A guard, identified as 24-year-old Catlin Carithers of Meadville, was killed and nineteen other people were injured after the inmate uprising began Sunday afternoon. Carithers had been working at the prison since 2009.
The incident was finally contained overnight, and authorities say they have regained total control.
Sheriff Mayfield says Carithers was beaten to death by inmates on the roof of one of the buildings. He says as many as three hundred inmates were involved — some armed with makeshift weapons such a broom handles.
The prison is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. Most of the inmates are illegal immigrants who re-entered the country after being deported.