Riots Breaks Out at Folsom Prison

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTLA) — At least one inmate was shot and 12 others injured in a “large scale” riot that broke out at New Folsom Prison Wednesday.

The fight started shortly after 11 a.m. at California State Prison Sacramento, also known as New Folsom State Prison.

About 60 to 70 inmates were involved in the disturbance, Lt. Tony Quinn, a penitentiary spokesman told CNN.

Eight of the injured were taken to the hospital with stab wounds, while a guard shot one inmate in the “hip or flank area,” Quinn said.

The disturbance began in an exercise yard for maximum-security inmates, and it lasted for about 10 minutes.

Guards reportedly found four inmate-made weapons in the yard after order was restored.

There have been no reports of injuries to prison staff.