Sixty inmates were involved in a riot at New Folsom Prison today that left one inmate with a gunshot wound from a correctional officer's rifle and 12 more inmates with injuries, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Four of the 13 inmates have already been treated and returned to New Folsom Prison, formally known as California State Prison-Sacramento. An unknown number of inmates suffered minor injuries and were treated at the facility, according to a news release from the CDCR.
No correctional officers were injured in the melee, which began about 11:15 a.m. at one of the prison's maximum security, general population yards. Prison officials say the cause of the riot is under investigation.
To break up the fight, correctional officers used less-than-lethal methods, including "blast dispersion rounds," before resorting to their Mini 14 rifles. Officers fired six shots, injuring one inmate, according to the CDCR news release.
The other inmates suffered stab wounds or head trauma.
Officers recovered four inmate-made weapons, the news release states.
California State Prison-Sacramento houses more than 2,600 inmates, most of them serving long sentences or those who had behavior issues at other institutions.