Calif. Prisoners Hospitalized in Riot
A guard shot a prisoner and 10 other prisoners were hospitalized with “stab and slash” wounds in a riot at California State Prison Sacramento on Wednesday, the Department of Corrections reported.
The facility is also known as “New Folsom” because of its proximity to Folsom State Prison.
Here’s the press release:
California State Prison-sacramento (CSP-SAC) quelled a riot involving an unknown number of inmates that started at 11:17 a.m. on one of the prison’s maximum-security general population yards.
In addition to the use of less-than-lethal force options to stop the riot, officers discharged rounds from the Mini 14 rifle One inmate suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
At least 10 other inmates were taken to area hospitals for treatment of stab and slash wounds.
At least nine other inmates suffered stab sounds; three of them were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
There are no reports at this time of injuries to staff.
Updates will be provided later.
CSP-SAC is a multi-mission institution that houses 2,658 inmates. Opened in 1986, the institution primarily houses maximum-security inmates serving long sentences and those who have proved to be management problems at other institutions.