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Update – Status of Inmates Injured in Riot at California State Prison-Sacramento

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. The riot has been quelled and the prison placed on modified program. No staff were injured by inmates.

Inmates were assessed for injuries and those with more severe injuries were transported to local hospitals by ambulance and state vehicles. As of this afternoon, several inmates were transported to area hospitals. 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. As of this afternoon, one is in surgery. CDCR does not know his condition at this time. The other inmate suffered a broken eye socket and a broken left hand. He is said to be in stable condition.

Two additional inmates who were transported to local hospitals were treated and released back to the prison. Two others are waiting to be evaluated for what is being described as minor injuries. Other inmates at the prison are still being assessed to determine whether they need additional evaluation and treatment.
More than seven inmate-made weapons were discovered. Six were knives and one was a cane.

The cause of the riot is under investigation. This incident is being investigated by the Investigative Services Unit at the prison. The Office of the Inspector General’s Bureau of Independent Review was notified. CDCR’s Deadly Force Investigations Team is also investigating.

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 more than 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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