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Update: Incident at California State Prison-Sacramento Under Investigation

SACRAMENTO – California State Prison-Sacramento (CSP-SAC) officials are investigating an incident that occurred this morning in which four inmates suffered injuries.

At 10:25 a.m., three inmates attacked a fourth inmate with stabbing weapons they had manufactured. When the three attackers ignored verbal orders, correctional officers used one blast dispersion grenade and discharged one round from a Mini-14 rifle to stop the attack.

The inmate victim suffered numerous stab wounds and was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he is being treated.

One of the inmate attackers suffered a gunshot wound and was also taken by ambulance to a hospital where he underwent surgery to treat his injury. Both are in fair condition.

The other two inmate suspects suffered minor lacerations and were treated at the prison.

Officers recovered three inmate-made stabbing weapons. There were no staff injuries.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sent a Deadly Force Investigations Team (DFIT) to the prison. DFIT is a team of trained CDCR investigators who conducts criminal and administrative investigations into the use of deadly force. A deadly force review board will conduct a full and complete review of the incident as well.

Inmate movement and programming on Facility C where the incident occurred is limited to facilitate the investigations.

CSP-SAC, opened in 1986, is a maximum-security prison that houses approximately 2,380 general population inmates and employs more than 1,700 people. The institution houses inmates serving long sentences and those who have proven to be management problems at other institutions. CSP-SAC also houses inmates requiring specialized mental health treatment.

MAY 16, 2016

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