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Mon May 21, 2012, 02:16 PM

(CCA-owned private prison) Fatal Mississippi prison riot quelled, authorities say

Source: CNN

Authorities said early Monday they had put down a prison riot that claimed the life of a guard as it continued into the late evening Sunday.

Catlin Carithers, a 24-year-old senior correctional officer, died of injuries sustained in the disturbance at the Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, Mississippi, according to Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which owns the facility.

The county coroner said earlier the guard died of head injuries. Carithers joined the company in 2009, CCA said.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the riot, which began about 2:40 p.m. (3:40 p.m. ET) Sunday, officials said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/21/us/mississippi-prison-disturbance/index.html

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Reply (CCA-owned private prison) Fatal Mississippi prison riot quelled, authorities say (Original post)
alp227 May 2012 OP
lib2DaBone May 2012 #1
CanonRay May 2012 #2
groundloop May 2012 #3
CanonRay May 2012 #8
provis99 May 2012 #9
Archae May 2012 #4
gratuitous May 2012 #5
angstlessk May 2012 #7
gopiscrap May 2012 #6
Odin2005 May 2012 #10

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:50 PM

1. Corporate fo-profit prisons need to be outlawed...

 

America already has THE highest prison population in the world.... (including Russia and Communist China)



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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:59 PM

2. Only the State has the right to hold you prisoner

not any corporation. I think private prisons are illegal and unconstitutional.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Mon May 21, 2012, 03:27 PM

3. +1 Has this ever been argued in front of a judge?

I've never heard of a case where someone argued a private corporation didn't have the authority to hold someone against their will. If someone knows of such a case I'm sure many here would love to hear about it.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Mon May 21, 2012, 07:02 PM

8. I've never heard of any such case...

this has just always been my opinion.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Mon May 21, 2012, 07:48 PM

9. if Blackwater mercenaries have the right to shoot us dead in New Orleans streets,

 

private prisons have a right to hold us against our will.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 03:53 PM

4. I just wonder what caused this riot.

It could be even nothing.
Prisoners who have nothing to lose, and are bored, overcrowded and frustrated, they'll lash out.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 04:06 PM

5. A "24-year-old senior correctional officer"?

She'd been with the company for three years. I wonder what the qualifications and responsibilities are for being a "senior" correctional officer, or if it's just a title a person gets after a certain amount of time on the job?

As far as what prompted the riot, we may never know, as that would be too revealing of CCA's company secrets or something.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Mon May 21, 2012, 05:49 PM

7. That sentence struck me like a bolt of lightening..24 year old senior correctional officer?

What must the junior correctional officers be like? 16? 18? Most have under 3 years? Three years makes one a senior? hell it takes four in high school!..I bet the turnover is utterly amazing (and not in a good 'amazing' way)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. We should never have for profit

Prisons, schools, transportation, health care and utilites!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 12:04 AM

10. Slave owners supressing slaves in revolt.

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