40 in­mates riot at Kla­math prison camp

Lodi News-Sentinel - - STATE - By Wes Ven­te­icher

About 40 in­mates ri­oted at a prison camp in Kla­math on Mon­day even­ing, in­jur­ing one staff mem­ber and three in­mates, ac­cord­ing to a De­part­ment of Correction­s and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion news re­lease.

Cor­rec­tional staff at Alder Creek Con­ser­va­tion Camp is­sued mul­ti­ple or­ders for ri­ot­ers to stop fight­ing. When that didn’t work, of­fi­cers used pep­per spray and phys­i­cal force, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

A cor­rec­tional staff mem­ber was taken to a hospi­tal after he was hit in the head and torso, and is now re­cov­er­ing at home, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. Three in­mates who were trans­ferred to an out­side hospi­tal were treated for mi­nor in­juries and re­leased.

In­mates who ini­ti­ated the in­ci­dent were sent to Pel­i­can Bay State Prison and placed in ad­min­is­tra­tive seg­re­ga­tion, and CDCR no­ti­fied its In­spec­tor Gen­eral’s Of­fice, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

About 100 min­i­mum-se­cu­rity in­mates se­lected by correction­s work at the camp, where they train to help fight wild­land fires and un­der­take com­mu­nity ser­vice and con­ser­va­tion projects.

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