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Salinas Valley State Prison Investigating Cause of Inmate Riot

SOLEDAD – Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred this morning involving approximately 90 inmates.

At 9:47 a.m. several inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Numerous inmate-made weapons were used in the riot.

Correctional peace officers used pepper spray and less-than-lethal force options.

Two inmates with slash 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.

SVSP is a maximum-security prison housing approximately 3,700 general population inmates.


AUGUST 27, 2015
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