At least 12 hurt in riot at Folsom prison
At least a dozen inmates were hurt during a melee at Folsom state prison Wednesday,
One inmate was shot while officers subdued during the incident. The inmate was being treated at a hospital along with at least 11 others with stab and slash wounds.
The disturbance started at 11:17 a.m. in a maximum-security yard at California State Prison-Sacramento, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. One officer opened fire with a rifle, wounding an inmate.No officers or prison staff have been reported injured so far.
A dozen ambulances and two fire engines were sent to the prison, said Michelle Eidam, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento Metro Fire District.
The prison houses 2,658 inmates and is adjacent to Folsom State Prison. It was unclear what started the disturbance, said Lt. Tony Quinn, a spokesman at the prison. Authorities said more information will be released later.
-- Chris Megerian in Sacramento