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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Five More Inmates Sentenced for Rioting in a Federal Prison Facility


Natchez, Miss - Five inmates were sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III for their participation in a prison riot which took place at the Adams County Correctional facility prison on May 20, 2012, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.

Ricardo Gonzales-Porras, 31, originally of Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced to 300 months in prison.

Ricardo Quintana, 29, originally of Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

Ernesto Granados, 37, originally of Salamanca, Mexico, was sentenced to 120 months in prison.

Ian Reid, 45, originally of Montego Bay, Jamaica was sentenced to 89 months in prison.

Marco Perez-Serano, 32, originally of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was sentenced to 105 months in prison.

The defendants were ordered to pay restitution jointly and severally in the amount of $1,382,313. 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. During the riot, prison fences were destroyed, windows were broken, prison property was stolen, hostages were taken, correctional officers were assaulted, and one corrections officer was killed.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis commended the agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who worked tirelessly on this case

Updated June 30, 2016