Prison Riot Sends 55 Inmates To Hospitals, 145 More Injured

August 10, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – A prison riot at California’s Chino prison which appeared to be racially motivated has reportedly sent over 50 inmates to the hospital, several with life threatening injuries. The Chino prison holds 5,900 men but was designed for 3,000.

According to officials, 1,300 inmates were involved in the riots that began Saturday night, and led to head injuries, stab wounds, fires, and mass chaos over the course of four hours.

Eighty officers responded and worked to regain control as inmates revolted, and luckily no prison staff members were hurt in the riots.

Other than the 55 sent to hospitals with serious injuries, 145 others were hurt with more minor complaints.

The prison has been put on what is being called an ‘indefinite’ lockdown.



4 Responses to “Prison Riot Sends 55 Inmates To Hospitals, 145 More Injured”

  1. jeffery allen cudneysr on August 10th, 2009 7:37 pm

    you have got to be kidding, do you think we beleive 80 officers took control of 1,300 hundred fighting inmates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YA RITE

  2. Not on your life on August 10th, 2009 8:14 pm

    Let them kill each other, seems that would reduce the prison population to within specifications. Ok, all kidding aside, they are innocent. Let them go free and save Calif 1.2B

  3. Caitlin on August 11th, 2009 2:52 pm

    I believe what this really tells us is that the nation wide budget cuts for the prison systems is not what this country needs. However, what we need is not always what we get, so we need to come up with alternatives. I work at a mentoring program that specifically helps the formerly incarcerated. These types of programs are extremely successful (none of our graduated participants have returned to prison!). We are slowly defeating the recidivism rate.

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