Seven Inmates Hurt in Folsom Prison Riot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say seven Folsom State Prison inmates were hospitalized after shots were fired by guards during a riot Friday night at the prison.

Prison spokesman Luis Patino says none of the inmates suffered life-threatening injuries.

He says correctional officers opened fire as they tried to break up the riot involving about 200 inmates that erupted about 7 p.m. Friday night.

Authorities initially said five inmates were shot by the guards, but Patino clarified later that it’s not clear how many were shot, or if they were hurt in some other manner during the riot.

No officers were hurt.

The prison is on lockdown, with the cause of the riot under investigation.

The medium-security prison about 20 miles east of Sacramento holds about 4,000 inmates.

  • Zack Debarco

    Once they quit just shooting them in the legs and aim higher, the number of riots will decrease! Why are wasting valuable tax dollars to hospitalize these animals?

    • Julian B-More

      Not everybody that’s incarcerated are animals Zack! I bet you wouldn’t last (2) days in there with that attitude! You promote violence yourself with comments like the one you made! If you knew what goes on in prison you would know why CONVICTS not inmates riot in the first place, half the time some-of-the-A-hole officers start most of the riots between the different races, I suggest you stop believing everything the media puts out about what goes on in California Prisons.

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