SUSANVILLE – Today at 8:35 a.m., approximately 40 inmates were involved in a riot at California Correctional Center (CCC) on Facility B, a medium-custody yard. Approximately 350 additional inmates in dorms on Facility B engaged in conduct likely to jeopardize institutional security.
The riot occurred when 40 inmates broke out of five dorms and began fighting other offenders. Approximately 350 inmates housed in additional dorms attempted to break out and started igniting small fires in trash cans outside the dorms. Correctional officers immediately responded. As Correctional Officers entered the dorms the inmates battered them. The CCC Fire Department responded and quickly extinguished the minor fires.
Non-lethal force was used to quell the violence. The CCC Fire Department quickly responded and extinguished the minor fires. Numerous inmate-manufactured weapons were recovered.
Several inmates were injured. Nine inmates were transported to outside hospitals and of those inmates, four were treated and released. of the five inmates that remain hospitalized, one is in fair condition and four are in good condition.
Four staff members were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries where they were treated and released. Several others were medically evaluated within the facility.
The incident is being investigated by the Investigative Services Unit at the prison. The Office of the Inspector General was notified.
All inmates suspected to have been involved are being rehoused appropriately, including placement into an Administrative Segregation Unit. Inmate movement on Facility B has been limited to facilitate the investigation.
CCC opened in 1963 and currently houses approximately 4000 conservation camp, minimum-medium custody inmates that work with CAL FIRE in wildland conservation and firefighting projects..
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