August 28th, 2010
12:13 AM ET

Inmates hurt in California prison riot

Guards fired rounds to quell a major riot in the main yard of Folsom Prison on Friday.

Luis Patino, of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said three of the inmates have been taken to nearby hospitals.

There were no fatalities, he said, and no corrections officers were injured.

The riot began around 7:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. ET).

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  1. 1/W cop

    15 years as a Correctional Officer has taught me that the more effort you put into treating inmates as human beings, the more effort they will put into behaving as human beings. When riots occur you do what is necessary and prudent, and try to restore normality as soon as possible. Zero injuries is ideal.

    August 28, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Blizblaz

      13 years as a con tells me you're right 1/W cop!

      August 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cynthia

    You people making such ignorant comments as if you have lived a life so perfect with no mistakes...maybe you just never got caught..people should be punished for not following the laws of the land. I don't have a problem with that,..that's how it should be. Apparently you un-educated heartless people don't fully understand the dynamics of our F_ _KED! UP prison system. So go-head and make your jokes and you just better pray that your sons or daughters don't end up there, because your callas remarks may back-fire on you one day! Yes I have seen people just like you thinking your so much smarter and you wouldn't have a child that stupid! well think again God works in mysterious ways.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Phil

    Right on Cynthia. I have a son in Folsom. Raised him to love God and country. He made some bad choices and is paying the price. But he is still a human being. Dogs at the pound receive better treatment. One of Gods commandments is to visit those in prison. We should have compassion on our brothers who stumble. Yes they need to pay for their mistakes. But lets stop with the ignorant remarks. Remember, But for the grace of God.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Maria

    The callousness people display is staggering! It seems we just love to cast those stones.... Phil, your so right...'they're still human beings' and part of OUR and God's world. M

    September 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
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