Four sentenced in prison riot that killed corrections officer

Four sentenced in prison riot that killed corrections officer

ADAMS COUNTY, MS (WVUE) - Four inmates were sentenced on June 23, for participating in a deadly prison riot.

According to FBI special agent in charge Donald Always, the inmates destroyed prison fences, broke windows, stole prison property, took hostages, assaulted correctional officers, and killed one corrections officer during the riot.

  • Ruben Coronado,24, who is originally from Deicias, Chihuahua, Mexico was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison.
  • Jorge Felix-Ibarra, 31, originally of Sinola, Mexico, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.
  • Joel Oswaldo Ramirez-Nunez, 36, who is originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison.
  • Hector Miguel Diaz-Osuna, 35, who is originally from Sinola, Mexico, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison.

All of the defendants are subject to deportation following their release from prison.

The defendants must jointly pay $1,382,313 in restitution. Investigators say the inmates started the riot because of what they perceived as inadequate food, medical conditions, and disrespectful staff members.

Always said the riot took place at the Adams County Correctional facility prison on May 20, 2012.

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