- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Four more men have been sentenced for roles in a deadly 2012 riot at a Mississippi immigration detention facility.

U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III sentenced the Mexican men to federal prison Thursday.

Hector Miguel Diaz-Osuna, 35, was sentenced to 25 years. A jury found him guilty of rioting and causing a correctional officer’s death at the Adams County Correctional Center, operated by Corrections Corporation of America.

Three others pleaded guilty to rioting. Joel Oswaldo Ramirez-Nunez, 36, was sentenced to seven years and eight months; Ruben Coronado-Licon, 24, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years; and Jorge Felix-Ibarra, 31, was sentenced to four years and nine months.

At least 16 men have been convicted. The defendants have jointly been ordered to pay $1.38 million in restitution and will be deported after release.



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