Friday, May 20, 2011

Riot at California State Prison-Sacramento Quelled Inmates Being Assessed for Injuries

REPRESA – Approximately 150 inmates from various groups were involved in a large scale riot involving weapons on the B-Facility Main Exercise Yard just after 10:00 a.m. this morning. Staff utilized less lethal rounds, pepper spray and one lethal round (warning shot) to quell the incident.

Inmates are currently being assessed for injuries and those with more severe injuries are being transported to local hospitals by ambulance and state vehicles. The majority of the inmates involved sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. Two inmates were stabbed multiple times during the incident and are being treated at an outside hospital. CDCR does not know the status of their condition at this time. No staff were injured.

The entire prison has been placed on a modified program pending further investigation into this matter. B-Facility is expected to remain on modified program until further notice. California State Prison-Sacramento is a multi-mission institution that houses approximately 3,000 inmates and currently has a staff of over 1,700 people. 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.

MAY 20, 2011

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