Idaho Prison Operator Dealing With Aftermath of Mississippi Riot


Corrections Corporation of America, the private company that last year was accused of running Idaho's most-violent lockup - The Idaho Correctional Center - is dealing with a riot at another of its facilities, in Mississippi, where one guard was killed and eight others injured.

The riot at the Adams County Correctional Center in southwest Mississippi erupted Sunday afternoon and involved dozens of inmates before being brought under control last night. At one time, at least two dozen hostages had been held by the inmates. The prison, owned and operated by CCA, holds illegal immigrants, most for charges of re-entering the United States after being deported.

In October 2011, the Associated Press reported that Idaho inmates at the ICC were more than twice as likely to be assaulted as those at other Idaho prisons. The report revealed that during a 12-month span, ICC had 132 inmate-on-inmate assaults.