Riot at Calif. prison injures three inmates, one officer

A Monday morning riot at the California State prison put three inmates and one officer in the hospital


By C1 Staff

VACAVILLE, Calif. — A Monday morning riot at the California State prison put three inmates and one officer in the hospital.

The Reporter reports that 58 inmates participated in the riot. It began around 7:10 a.m. when inmates started fighting in one of the facility’s Level III medium-security yards.

Correctional officers responded with pepper spray and less-than-lethal force options to stop the fights.

The three inmates injured were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital outside the prison.

One officer injured was treated and released at an outside hospital.

Prison staff recovered one weapon made by an inmate during the incident.

Inmate movement and programming have been limited to facilitate an investigation into the riot. The prison was going to be partially locked down before the riot occurred due to annual tuberculosis testing.

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