Sacto 9-1-1
March 28, 2012
Inmate stabbed at California State Prison, Sacramento

Officials at California State Prison, Sacramento, are investigating the stabbing of a 30-year-old inmate this afternoon.

Melvin Kibbee was found unresponsive on his cell floor about 2 p.m., minutes after a yard recall at the B Facilities Main Exercise Yard at the Folsom prison. Kibbee was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with three puncture-type wounds to the left side of his chest, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.

Officials said there are no suspects. Inmates assigned to the housing unit where Kibbee was found are being searched for evidence and investigators are interviewing possible witnesses.

Kibbee has been in prison since Feb. 24, 2004, serving a 15-year-sentence for second-degree murder out of Contra Costa County.

The B Facility, one of the prison's general population maximum security yards, has been placed on a partial modified program pending further investigation, according to the news release.

California State Prison, Sacramento, houses approximately 2,800 inmates. Most are maximum-security inmates serving long sentences or who have proved to be management problems at other institutions.

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