10 Hospitalized After New Folsom Prison Riot

REPRESA (CBS13) – At least two inmates were shot and 10 have been hospitalized after a riot broke out early Wednesday afternoon at the California State Prison, Sacramento, forcing correctional officers to open fire to subdue the melee, authorities said.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said about 50 inmates began rioting in the maximum security yard at the maximum-security facility, commonly know as New Folsom Prison, shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Responding officers used pepper spray and non-lethal projectiles as well as their firearms, CDCR officials said.

“There were guys being brought off the yard left and right” with injuries after the fight in an exercise yard, prison Sgt. Tony Quinn said. “There’s always tension inside here. It could be for a number of reasons. It could be debts. It could be gangs.”

An unknown number of officers apparently suffered minor injuries during the fracas.

Injured inmates were rushed to local hospitals for treatment for stab wounds, gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma, authorities said. The identities of the hospitalized inmates and their conditions have not been released.

The prison has been locked down in the wake of the riot, which was contained by 1:20 p.m., authorities said. Most of the prison’s 2,800 inmates were locked in their cells during the riot.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. gna says:

    I hate to say it but prisons will need to be run like Russian Gulags if rehabilitation is to take effect

    1. Stone Cold says:

      Absolutly correct.

    2. MattGMD says:

      So you want our prison system to be run like the one in Russia that imprisoned people and subjected them to forced labor without due process, for opposing political views, petty infractions without evidence, as well as hardcore robbers, rapists and killers. Idiot.

    3. TERRY says:

      wHAT ROCK DID YOU CRAWL OUT FROM UNDER? i HOPE THAT SOME DAY YOUR CHILD OR A LOVED ONE IN YOUR FAMILY DOESN’T END UP A CASSUALITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND RE-ENTER ABILITATION. YOU ARE A HORSES ASS. tHERE ARE 60 THOUSAND PLUS IN CALIFORNIA’S STATE PRISON SYSTEM THAT ARE CONSIDERED CASSUALTY’S OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. LET’S SEE IF THAT SYSTEM WILL WORK FOR YOU. CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AREN’T EVEN COPS. THEY ARE WANT TO BE COPS. A THIN LINE BETWEEN CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AND GANG MEMBER. JUST CHECK OUT ALL THE LOWRIDERS IN THE PARKING LOT OF YOUR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PRISON PARKING.

      1. tERRY says:

        i TOTALLY AGREE WITH MATT. I HAVE NEVER HEARD SUCH STUPIDITY. HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUT. GED GRADUATE?

  2. Let it Happen says:

    Seriously,

    Let them Kill each other. Who really cares??? They all need to die anyway.

    1. Sik 1 says:

      NO,

      Don’t kill them. Murderers get me hot.

      1. Cristy says:

        All are not MURDERERS.
        Some are robbers, drug addicts, domestic cases, arsen/fire, rapers etc.

    2. Mark B. says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks!

    3. facts&fictions says:

      Don’t make negative remarks about these inmates, someday you might ended up there. You will probably be their little “insertee.” then ppl from the outsider will start laugh at you. Now how do you feel? Good? Didn’t think so. Idiot!

      1. rmcsticks says:

        just got out didn’t you !

      2. law abiding says:

        Actually no I won’t, I work for a living I’m a law abiding citizen. I do not believe in murder rape or robbery to better myself. These men made a choice to live this life style, and think they are cool for it. They caused the riot so why should we feel pity for them… what’s that old saying dont do the crime if you can’t do the time.

      1. NOT GUILTY says:

        HEY LAW ABIDING….WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE BECAUSE OF MISTAKEN IDENITY? WHAT IF THEY ARE ACCUSSED AND YET THEY WERE NOT EVEN IN THE STATE OR AT THE SCENE? WHAT IF THEIR NAME WAS USED AND A PERSON WAS MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED? YOUR JOB MUST SUCK.

    4. Alana Reeves says:

      Really…. that is a solution hu? Perhaps you should understand the politics that go behind CDCR walls to begin with.

    5. Stone Cold says:

      I agree 100%

    6. Cristy says:

      Would you think like that if it was your BROTHER, UNCLE, GRANDFATHER, DAD, ETC.

      1. law abiding says:

        They made thier choice to commit a serious crimes then get sentenced to life in a maximum security prison. also they chose ot participate in a prison gang who actively participated in a riot…. I’m tired of these what if’s. quit making excuses for bad behavior…

    7. JACKSON says:

      NOW THAT IS AN EDUCATED STATEMENT. IDIOT PLUS!

  3. joeye says:

    PEPPER SPRAY THEM!!! ooooops They only use that much force on nonviolent protesters at the UC campuses

  4. Ginger Reese says:

    Keep them locked all of the time. Maybe that will make them not want to go prison in the first place. right now they get three meals a day plus all of the free time they want. let’s not any cell service within a five mile radius of all prisons. How about three sandwiches a day that is a meal.

    1. Fred says:

      If you lived in Folsom you might not like that cell service black out, Ginger. Engage the brain before the keyboard.

    2. ROYCE says:

      YEAH GINGER. THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY CAN NO LONGER BRING IN CELL PHONE FOR THE CONVICTS OR INMATES. WITH ALL THAT FREEDOM IN THERE IT JUST WASNT SOMETHING THE GOV. COULD AGREE ON.

  5. stick says:

    Which races were rioting?

  6. Hello says:

    who cares… they are just garbage… let them rot

  7. Buster says:

    You know people, not everyone in prison is a murderer, child rapist, or drug dealer. No matter what any of you comment about them; they are still someones son, husband or father. People make mistakes in life that they truly regret, but end up sentenced into these prisons among the worst offenders. I could not even imagine life on a daily basis for them, but I certainly wouldn’t want anyone I know to end up in there from reading these comments. Grow up before you comment.

    1. Gil says:

      THANK YOU BUSTER!!

    2. law abiding says:

      Buster, ALL of the inmates on this facility involved in the riot are murderers, robbers, rapist, and any other violent crime you can imagine ALL OF THEM ARE HARD CORE GANG BANGERS. This facility holds maximum security level 4 inmates who always resort to violence.
      These inmatess have better medical, phsyc services than all of us, they get free education up to a PhD.

      1. TERRY says:

        yEAH AND YOU WERE PROBABLY THEIR BUYER ON THE STREET. THIN LINE BETWEEN CONVICT AND CO.

    3. BUSTER JR. says:

      WHO THE HELL IS BUSTER? HE NEEDS TO MIND HIS OWN BUSINESS. HE APPARENTLY A CO. LOL…..

    4. JINGLE says:

      LIKE YOU KNOW THE LAW. BUSTER, THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. RRESEARCH THE LAW BEFORE YOU BELIEVE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. YOU CAN’T BE ARRESTED FOR FREEDOM OF SPEACH……..YOU WORK WHERE? CDCR? BUSTER YOU HAVE BEEN BUSTED!!! LMAO

  8. CRISTY says:

    All prisons in California should be segregated

    90% of the RIOTS are RACE RELATED.

    If segregated; Blacks on one yard, Whites on one yard and Mexican on one yard and other RIOTS would be about 10%.

    Their would still be alot of problems but the MAJOR PROBLEM wouldn’t exist.

    1. law abiding says:

      It used to be that way until the inmates filed a lawsuit to have it repealed so ya. and if we did segerate inmates like that, staff would be in greater danger, and they would just fight amongst themselves.

  9. Jocelin says:

    Can some of you be any more ignorant. The only reason some of you are saying this is because you guy’s may not have a family member in this prison or any other one. I actually have a brother in this facility but he is not a bad person he did not murder some one rape some one Ect.. You guys really need to keep your unnecessary comments to your self. Quite Being Such IGNORANT A-Holes.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. law abiding says:

      So what did your nice brother do to end up in prison? Not to mention a level 4 prison.

      1. Jocelin says:

        I Really Think This Is None Of Your Business.. And Should Really Mind Your Own. But He Is In That Prison And Is In Level 4. Because Yeah ill Admit He Wasn’t Very Bright And Took The Blame For Something His FRIEND Did (You Noticed I Put His “Friend” In Capital Letters; Because My Brother Had Nothing To Do With It) And As Smart As People In The System Are They Just Try To Find Who To Blame And Lock Them Up.!!!

      2. law abiding says:

        Jocelin, of course I’m so sorry your brother didn’t do anything. He willingy took on charges for a serious crime to be a good friend so his “buddy” wouldnt get a 3rd strike Well guess what his bad how much do you want to bet your brother runs with a street gang and is now active with prison gangs, how many stripes did he earn from his gang for taking the blame? Unless he dropped out and is in SNY.

  10. Not Every One is Guilty says:

    Sorry always you self righteous people but not everyone in prison is guilty. I have friends that work in Law Enforcement that said they were appalled at how many cops falsify arrests and lie on the stand.

    1. Jocelin says:

      Yess, Thank You. (:

  11. Whitey says:

    So let me get this straight. All of us here have to make money in order to pay taxes, pay for groceries, pay for a place to live, pay for medical care, pay for fitness and recreational equipment and pay for education beyond high school.

    These convicts get all of that stuff for free? Am I the only one that sees a problem? Oh, by the way, I doubt many inmates at Folsom are here because of one bad cop falsifying a report. I venture a wild guess that most are the proud owners of long, well established rap sheets. Do you really think the place is full of innocent victims?

    1. joe says:

      Yes they do get everything for free, but don’t look at it like that, is for there good so when they get out of prison they have a better chance to get a job, to stay out the streets.

      1. law abiding says:

        Joe, what about the lifers who will never taste freedom again. why are we spending so much on them to better themselves?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Sacramento

Sign-Up Now For Our 2016 Knockout Pool
Tickets to aftershock now on sale

Listen Live