Ten people have been indicted for their roles in a riot at a prison in Natchez.
U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Daniel McMullen, special agent in charge of the FBI, says the individuals were charged with instigating, conniving, willfully attempting to cause, assisting, or conspiring to cause any mutiny or riot at a federal correctional facility.
The indictments, announced Wednesday, are in addition to nine others previously charged in connection with the riot. More arrests are expected.
The riot occurred May 20, 2012, at the Adams County Correctional Center, which houses about 2,500 inmates. During the riot, authorities say, several correctional officers were assaulted and one officer, Catlin Carithers, died from injuries received during the alleged assault.
Other guards were held hostage for several hours.
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