FOLSOM STATE PRISON RIOT UNDER INVESTIGATION

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at approximately 11:47 a.m., a riot involving seventy inmates occurred on the main yard at Folsom State Prison.Correctional Officers utilized pepper spray, less-lethal riot control rounds, and three warning rounds from the Mini 14 to quell...

CDCR Announces Final Deactivation of Non-Traditional Beds

Inmate population reduction eliminates iconic symbol of overcrowding crisis SACRAMENTO— After more than two decades of using non-traditional beds, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is no longer double- and triple-bunking inmates in...

Update to Folsom State Prison Homicide Investigation

Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison (FSP) following a homicide that occurred Saturday in a medium-security Unit. Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon....