REPRESA – A riot involving approximately 50 inmates in the maximum-security yard at California State Prison-Sacramento was contained shortly after it broke out at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Prison staff used pepper spray and rubber projectiles and fired shots to quell the incident.
At this time, at least nine inmates have been transported to Sacramento-area hospitals for treatment of stab wounds, gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
There are preliminary reports of minor injuries to some officers who responded to the incident.
The Folsom-area prison has been placed on a modified program pending further investigation into this matter.
CSP-Sacramento is a multi-mission institution that houses approximately 2,800 inmates and employs more than 1,700 staff. 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 7, 2011
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