Thursday, September 20, 2012

Disturbances at California State Prison-Solano Under Investigation

Three inmates sent to area hospitals.

VACAVILLE – California State Prison-Solano (CSP-SOL) administrators have begun an investigation into several disturbances that occurred simultaneously at the prison today.

Just after 1 p.m., a disturbance involving 60 to 80 inmates broke out on one of the medium-security yards. Correctional officers used pepper spray and discharged two warning shots from the Mini 14 rifle to stop the disturbance. Two inmates were injured from the fighting and were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.

At about 1:30 p.m., another fight broke out on another medium-custody yard. At the same time, three other disturbances occurred in other buildings. More than 60 inmates were involved in these fights. Four suffered injuries; three were treated at the prison and one was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The entire institution has restricted inmate movement to facilitate the investigation.

CSP-SOL is a medium-security institution that houses 4,228 male general population inmates.


Contact: Lt. Elizabeth Eck, (707) 529-7302