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Family of Slain Prison Guard Speaks Out

By Chris Williams

Fayette- Catlin Carithers, 24, was killed Sunday in a prison riot.

Carithers worked as a guard at the Adams County Correctional Facility near Natchez. Authorities say he was beaten to death when a fight broke out involving more than 300 inmates on Sunday. At one point, inmates took more than a dozen guards hostage.

Josey Carithers says his older brother loved what he did and enjoyed working with the inmates. He says Catlin was scheduled to be off but was called in because of the riot. Josey says that's just one example of how much his brother loved his job.

The family says funeral arrangements are pending. They are waiting for the autopsy report to be completed at the state crime lab.

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