About 150 inmates were involved in a riot at the new Folsom State Prison Friday morning.
The riot happened in the B-Facility Main Exercise Yard just after 10 a.m. Prison officials used “less lethal rounds, pepper spray and one lethal round (warning shot)” to get control of the situation.
The facility is technically known as the California State Prison-Sacramento, but is commonly called the new Folsom Prison.
Two inmates were stabbed multiple times. One was still in surgery Friday afternoon and his condition is unknown. The other has a broken eye socket and broken left hand. Several other inmates are being assessed for injuries. The majority of injuries appear to be minor, and non-life threatening. None of the prison staff were injured.
Officials say they have placed the facility on a “modified program” until an investigation into Friday’s incident is finished. More than seven inmate-made weapons were discovered at the prison, six were knives and one was a cane.
The prison houses about 3,000 inmates and has more than 1,700 staff members. It houses primarily maximum-security inmates serving long sentences, and those who have caused problems at other state institutions.
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