Five Hurt In Riot At Calif. Folsom Prison

Corrections officials say a riot at California’s famed Folsom Prison left at least five inmates injured.

The melee broke out Tuesday afternoon in the yard of the aging overcrowded facility and eventually involved hundreds of inmates, the Department of Corrections said.

KCRA-TV in nearby Sacramento said its news helicopter captured images of hundreds of prisoners seated on the ground with some being placed in wrist restraints.

Three of the injured inmates were taken to area hospitals while two others were treated for minor injuries, KCRA said.

The 40-acre prison was built in 1880 and currently houses more than 4,000 convicts, roughly twice the number the facility was designed to hold



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