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11 Injured in Folsom State Prison Riot

 
 
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A riot at California's Folsom State Prison this morning has left eleven inmates injured, one of whom was shot by a corrections officer. Their condition is unknown, but "stab and slash wounds" were reportedly being treated at an area hospital. According to the Associatd Press, the riot broke out at around 11 am in the yard, before "besides using less-than-lethal force, officers using a rifle shot one inmate who was taken to an area hospital for treatment." Exactly what kind of "less-than-lethal" force was unleashed is unclear. 

The AP adds:

Officials say it appears that no prison staffers have been injured in the incident.

Nearly a dozen inmates were taken to outside hospitals after a riot at the same prison in December.

In August, 2010, a 200-person riotbroke out at Folsom Prison, and officials responded with "chemical agents" and "rubber bullets" before shooting five. In 2002, a riot at Folsom left 24 inmates and one guard injured. 

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at September 19, 2012, 2:47pm

 
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