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May 19, 2015

Adams County Correctional Center Inmate Pleads Guilty to Rioting

JACKSON, MS—Juan Geraldo Arredondo, 35, originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, to one count of rioting in a federal correctional facility, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.

The prison riot occurred on May 20, 2012 at the Adams County Correctional Center. During the riot, several correctional officers were assaulted and one correctional officer died as a result of injuries he received during these assaults. Other correctional officers were taken captive and held hostage for several hours by participants in the riot. Total damage to ACCC was estimated to be $1,305,142.00.

Arredondo will be sentenced on August 7, 2015 by U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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

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