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. Guest

    Is this the same prison riot where they used/tested that military crowd control weapon that fires a beams of microwaves at people?

    August 28, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      No, that's LA County jail. This is Old Folsom Prison.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Carl

    Nonlethal rounds or real bullets?

    August 28, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Al

      Who cares?

      August 28, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      Real bullets. This was a major riot involving up to 200 inmates per Sacbee website report.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. whatnext

    The inmates were po'd when the found out that Johnny Cash had passed away, and wouldn't be coming back for another concert.

    August 28, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • RingoGaga

      Well played sir...

      August 28, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. liz,Temple, GA

    -only three inmates taken hospital....guards need more practice!

    August 28, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • taxpayinghorse

      You are a But just to let you and others know...what they teach in the academy is to communicate with inmates. If you thump inmates you get sued. Better to get beat down if you are a staff then to do the beating down on a convict. The correction's exec. staff can't stand to be in the newspapers. It is all about looks and perceptions of the public.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. thatoneguysmells

    Give me your corn bread!

    August 28, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. wildwohl

    Should have "LASER'ed them.

    August 28, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. james

    "Im stuck in Folsom prison and time keep travelin on " Johnny Cash

    August 28, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. mac

    Why not let them fight until they stop on their own. The more they kill each other, the less we as tax payers have to support them.

    August 28, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      Mac are one sick human being!

      September 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. yarahuan

    let them kill each other, one less parasite to worried about.

    August 28, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. yarahuan

    line them up, then we all americans should donate this morons to the taliban or the zetas then we could enjoy more of our hard working tax money

    August 28, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. v

    who cares

    August 28, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    Your all dumb.

    August 28, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr Pheer


      August 28, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. Rob So. Cal.

    something New?

    August 28, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. biil

    losers get a life! commenting like morons ha

    August 28, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jacque Murphy

    The corrections system is in shambles, we, the people need to fix it. Rioting is occuring more often while we spend more money on building prisons than we do on schools. Yet our crime is up. Something is wrong with that picture. Thank you Mr.Cash for bringing music to the inmates.

    August 28, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Cynthia

      Your right California has 33! prisons while most states have 3. It is a money making industry with a society who turns a deaf ear! These people have made some bad how can we think that sticking them in cages with real career criminals murderers and rapist then let them out to figure things out..many people enter into prison for drug and non-violent crimes but come out only to go right back in the system on a minor parole violation.

      August 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
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