Guards quash inmate riot at state prison in Corcoran
Guards at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran used pepper spray and other less-than-lethal weapons Tuesday afternoon to break up a riot by inmates, authorities said.
The riot broke about noon on a maximum-security yard and involved about 60 inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
A number of inmates had cuts and scrapes and were treated at the prison. Five inmates were transported to area hospitals, where they were treated for stab wounds. Their condition was not known, the agency said.
No injuries were reported among the staff. Guards recovered numerous inmate-fashioned weapons.
The incident was under investigation.
[For the record, Jan. 11, 12:15 p.m.: A previous version of this post gave the incorrect name for the prison as Corcoran State Prison, but the actual name is the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison.]
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: An aerial view of the prison where the riot occurred. Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation