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Inmate Sentenced for Rioting in a Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss - Hiasom Ali, age 39, originally of Cairo, Egypt, was sentenced on April 12, 2016, by Senior U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III, to serve 51 months in federal prison for rioting at the Adams County Correctional facility, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Don Alway. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,382,313. Ali pled guilty to the rioting charge on May 11, 2014.

The prison riot occurred on May 20, 2012. Several correctional officers were assaulted and one correctional officer died as a result of injuries he received during the assaults. Other correctional officers were held hostage for several hours by the rioters. The total damage to the facility was estimated to be $1,305,142.00.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick Lemon and Jerry Rushing prosecuted the case.

Updated April 14, 2016

Violent Crime