Criminal Justice

Shots Fired, Injuries in Folsom Prison Riot

It's enough to give you the blues

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A prisoner was shot and wounded and 12 others were sent to the hospital with "stab and slash wounds and head trauma" after a riot involving 60 inmates broke out Wednesday at a prison in Folsom, California, officials said.

Officers at California State Prison-Sacramento – which houses mostly maximum-security inmates – fired six bullets from a rifle during their efforts to stop the fighting, according to a statement on the prison's website.