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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Two Inmates Sentenced in Adams County Prison Riot Case

Natchez, Miss. – Two inmates were sentenced on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III for their roles in the Adams County Correctional facility prison riot which took place on May 20, 2012, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.

Carlos Albert Delgado-Castaneda, 43, originally of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico was sentenced to 92 months in prison. He was previously convicted of rioting at the Adams County Correctional.

Jesus Beltran-Rodriguez, 38, originally of Tamaulipas, Mexico was sentenced to 240 months in prison. He was previously convicted of rioting and second degree murder, both of which occurred at the Adams County Correctional facility.

The defendants were also ordered to pay over $1.3 million in restitution jointly and severally.

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, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon who prosecuted the case for the Government.

Updated July 13, 2016