Inmate killed during riot in state prison

Aug 12, 2015 6:35 PM by News Staff, Photo: KCRA-3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Corrections officials say one inmate is dead and five others have been taken to an outside hospital to be treated for stab wounds after a riot at a California state prison.

Officials say the inmate died during an altercation that involved numerous inmates Wednesday at California State Prison, Sacramento.

The fight began shortly before 1 p.m. in an exercise yard. Correctional officers say they used pepper spray and fired at least two warning shots to stop the fight.

No employees were hurt.

The prison commonly called New Folsom houses more than 2,300 maximum-security inmates in Folsom, about 25 miles east of the state capital.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Prisoners remained locked in their cells as officers investigate the disturbance.

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