Four inmates sentenced in deadly 2012 Adams County prison riot

Published: Jun. 24, 2016 at 9:42 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2016 at 3:02 AM CDT
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NATCHEZ, MS (Mississippi News Now) - United States Attorney Gregory Davis' office says four inmates were sentenced Thursday for their participation in a prison riot that took place at the Adams County Correctional facility prison on May 20, 2012.

During the riot, one corrections officer was killed, officers were assaulted, hostages were taken, prison fences were destroyed, windows were broken and prison property was stolen.

Davis' office, along with FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway provided the following sentencing information for the inmates.

  • Twenty-four-year-old Ruben Coronado-Licon, originally of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison.
  • Thirty-one-year-old Jorge Felix-Ibarra, originally of Sinola, Mexico, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.
  • Thirty-six-year-old Joel Oswaldo Ramirez-Nunez, originally of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison.
  • Thirty-five-year-old Hector Miguel Diaz-Osuna, originally of Sinola, Mexico, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison.

Officials say the defendants were ordered to pay restitution jointly and severally in the amount of $1,382,313 and they are subject to deportation following their release from prison.

The cause of the riot was what the inmates perceived to be inadequate food, medical conditions and disrespectful staff members.

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