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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Friday, May 30, 2014

Inmate Sentenced For Rioting In A Federal Prison

Jackson, Miss – Gerson Benavides, age 30, originally of Reynosa, Mexico, was sentenced on May 29, 2014, by Senior U.S. District Judge David Bramlette, III, to 75 months imprisonment, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. Benavides was previously convicted of rioting at the Adams County Correctional facility. The riot occurred on May 20, 2012. Benavides was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,382,113.00.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon.

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