Sacto 9-1-1
December 7, 2011
Four injured inmates released, fifth admitted to hospital after New Folsom riot


By Kim Minugh and Sam Stanton

Four inmates injured during a riot at California State Prison-Sacramento this afternoon have been released from hospitals, and a fifth has been admitted, according to authorities.

Earlier, prison officials said at least nine inmates had been injured. This evening, prison spokesman Sgt. Tony Quinn said he did not yet have information about the status of the other four injured inmates.

He also said officials have not yet determined how many inmates were stabbed, how many were shot by correctional officers and how many suffered blunt force trauma injuries during the riot, which began on the prison yard about 12:30 p.m., Quinn said.

Correctional officers used pepper spray, rubber bullets and rounds from Mini 14 rifles to quell the fight involving about 50 inmates, officials told The Bee earlier today. This afternoon, officials found five inmate-made weapons on the yard where the riot occurred, Quinn said.

They stopped combing the yard when the sun went down, and they will resume their search tomorrow, Quinn said.

Paramedics from Folsom, El Dorado County and Sacramento County were summoned to the scene to transport inmates, who went to various hospitals in the region.

Photo caption: An ambulance leaves California State Prison, Sacramento after a riot there on Wednesday afternoon. Video caption: New Folsom prison Public Information Officer Tony Quinn talks to the media about a riot at the prison on Thursday involving about 50 inmates. Photo and video by Randy Pench /

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