May 20th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Guard killed, several others injured in riot at Mississippi prison, officials say

A prison guard was killed and several employees injured Sunday in a riot at the Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, Mississippi, officials said.

The 23-year-old guard appeared to suffer "blunt trauma to the head," said Adams County Coroner James Lee.

The riot, which began about 2:40 p.m., was ongoing Sunday night, the facility said in a statement. Local and state law enforcement officials as well as authorities from the Federal Bureau of Prisons were helping the facility quell the violence.

"The disturbance is contained within the secure perimeter of the facility, with no threat to public safety," the statement said.

Five employees and one inmate were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, while additional staff members were being treated at the prison.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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  1. chrissy

    lmao @ greek american, that wasnt nice! Funny, but not nice. Anyway maybe they need to put electric shock collars on these inmates! Train em on prison ettiquete!

    May 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmmâ™›

      what a cruel and inhumane notion...

      May 21, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Painful truth

    The fastest growing demographic are these semi evolved feral DNA beasts, unfit for habitation in the world of humans. They have no skills or abilities enabling success in modern society. Since genocide is immoral, eugenics should be aggressively pursued. Eliminate this DNA.

    These are like the orcs in the Hobbit, destroying things and making life miserable wherever they occur.

    May 21, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • zocimo

      my dad is in this prison..please feel free to go jump off a bridge.
      you talk all fancy and dandy but with all due respect your naive, those men get treated worse than you would ever understand.
      there is doctors and lawyers in this prison including my dad.
      Im his son and im 19 going to college while making 250k a year base salary.
      for everyone reading this dont judge what you dont know, thank you

      July 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ mmmm, more inhumane than murder? And it doesnt cause lasting affects on dogs so i see no problem with it. They obviously are acting like animals may as well treat em as such!

    May 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ron Retired Officer

    To: Stephanie Gallman, Shame on you. An OFFICER lost his life in a prison riot, and you use terminology out of the 1800's to describe him. This OFFICER put his life on the line every day to protect the public. He was a trained skilled professional just like a Police OFFICER is, only a little different training. The least you could do is give him the respect he deserves. Would you walk in that prison during that riot for $50,000.00 dollars? I think not, but you can bet the men and women who responded and brought it under control don't make anywhere near that amount in a year. Your first clue should have been when Rusty Boyd, a spokesman for Mississippi Highway Patrol called him a Correctional Officer. Please pass this on to whoever writes the remaining stories.

    May 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. prison culture

    CNN sucks!

    May 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • prison culture

      Well looky there, the first of 5 comments sent on various stories to actually post is THAT one! How ironic...

      May 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Patrick McGoohan

    It seems we're reaping what we've been sowing with regards to our insane prison-industrial complex, and from all indications and recent trends I bet we ain't seen nothin' yet...

    May 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |