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California State Prison-Sacramento Investigating Inmate Homicide During Riot

FOLSOM – California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred this afternoon involving numerous inmates and in which one inmate was killed. The identity of the victim is being withheld until next of kin has been notified. 

At 12:55 p.m., approximately 70 inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Inmate-made weapons were used in the riot.

Correctional peace officers used pepper spray, less-than-lethal force options, and at least two warning shots from the Mini-14.

Numerous inmates were injured and 11 inmates with stab wounds were taken to an outside hospital for treatment. There are also inmates being treated at the prison’s on-site medical unit.

No staff were injured in the disturbance. 

Inmate movement and programming is limited to facilitate the investigation. SAC is a maximum-security prison housing approximately 2,300 general population inmates.


AUGUST 12, 2015
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