REPRESA (CBS13) — Corrections officials say about 20 inmates were involved in a riot at Folsom State Prison on Thursday morning.
The incident happened just after 9 a.m. in one of the prison’s medium-security housing units while the inmates were in the middle of program activities.READ MORE: Updates: Major Storm System Arrives In Sacramento Area
Correctional officers tried to break up the fight, but it took deploying chemical agents to stop the violence. After the fight, five inmates were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
No prison staff were hurt in the riot, officials say.READ MORE: Ironman California 2021 Triathlon Canceled Due To Safety Concerns Brought On By Powerful Storm
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Exactly what led up to the fight is now under investigation.
Officials say they have limited inmate movement as a result of the fight and to help investigate the incident.MORE NEWS: Will There Be Major Flooding In Sacramento? What You Can Expect From Sunday’s Storm