Two inmates badly stabbed in California prison riot

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Corrections officers firing pepper spray and plastic rounds quelled a “large-scale riot” by about 150 inmates on Friday at the maximum-security California State Prison-Sacramento, prison officials said.

Two inmates suffered multiple stab wounds in the melee, which erupted just after 10 a.m. local time in an outdoor exercise yard, according to a statement issued by the state Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.

Both of those prisoners were admitted to an outside hospital, and at least one underwent surgery there, prison spokesman Tony Quinn told Reuters.

Two other inmates also were treated at hospitals, then released back to the prison, while others with relatively minor injuries were being examined at the prison, Quinn said. No prison staff were injured in the riot, he added.

Quinn said investigators were reviewing surveillance footage to determine what sparked the riot, which he said lasted about five minutes, and whether all 150 prisoners in the yard at the time were actually involved.

For now, the disturbance appears to rank as one of the larger riots at the prison in the last 15 years. But some of the inmates in the yard “might have been trying to get out of the way” when trouble started, he said.

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One thought on “Two inmates badly stabbed in California prison riot

  1. Prisoners need to work at paying jobs (not necessarily for minimum wages) in prison, and all the laws inhibiting their work should be repealed. If prisoners worked, they would not have time and energy for fighting, and society would be better off. See, “Prison & Slavery – A Surprising Comparison” for some practical answers.


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