11 Wounded in Calif. Prison Riot, Including 1 Shot
A riot at a California state prison on Wednesday left 11 inmates hospitalized, including one who was shot by officers, officials said.
The disturbance at the California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom involved an unknown number of inmates, officials said. It broke out in a yard at the maximum-security facility shortly after 11 a.m.
In addition to the inmate who was shot, at least 10 were either stabbed or slashed during the incident. Their conditions have not been released.
No other injuries have been reported.
It is at least the second known incident within a year at the prison commonly known as New Folsom, located 20 miles east of Sacramento.
Eleven inmates were hospitalized - including one shot by officers - after a riot that involved 150 inmates in December. One officer was injured during the incident.
The prison opened in 1986 next door to the much older Folsom State Prison, and holds about 2,800 inmates. The fight was in the exercise yard of a maximum security housing unit.
The same prison was the scene of a riot in May, 2011, that sent six inmates to outside hospitals, two with serious injuries.
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