Monday, May 4, 2015

Disturbance at California State Prison-Solano Under Investigation

VACAVILLE – California State Prison-Solano (SOL) administrators are investigating the causes of a riot that occurred this morning involving 58 inmates.

At approximately 7 a.m., dozens of inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s Level III medium-security yards.

Correctional peace officers used pepper spray and less-than-lethal force options to stop the fights. Staff from California Medical Facility, located next to SOL, also responded.

Three inmates were injured and taken to an outside hospital for treatment.

One officer was treated and released from an outside hospital for an injury he sustained after being knocked down by inmates while responding to the incident.

Staff recovered one inmate-made weapon.

Inmate movement and programming is limited to facilitate the investigation. SOL is a medium-security prison housing approximately 3,800 general population inmates.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2015
Contact: Lt. Marlaina Dernoncourt
(707) 454-3257