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40 Inmates Involved in Friday Morning Riot at California Correctional Center

Around 40 inmates were involved in a riot at California Correctional Center’s Facility B, a medium-custody yard, at around 8:30 Friday morning, according to details provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The riot reportedly occurred when inmates broke out of five dorms and began fighting other offenders. Correctional officers immediately responded. Additional inmates housed in other dorms attempted to break out of their housing units and started igniting small fires inside. Inmates battered staff that responded.

According to the CDCR report, non-lethal force was used to quell the violence. The CCC Fire Department quickly responded and extinguished the minor fires. Numerous inmate-manufactured weapons were recovered.

Several inmates were injured, including suffering from lacerations and puncture wounds.

Four inmates were taken to outside hospitals, one via emergency life flight and three by ambulance. Of those inmates, two were in critical condition with head injuries and two were in fair condition. In addition, 11-inmates were being treated at CCC’s medical facility and were all in fair condition.

Two staff members were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and several others were being medically evaluated within the facility.

The incident is being investigated by the Investigative Services Unit at the prison. The Office of the Inspector General was notified.

All inmates suspected to have been involved are being rehoused appropriately, including placement into an Administrative Segregation Unit.

Inmate movement on Facility B has been limited to facilitate the investigation.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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