CDCR placed all adult institutions on lockdown following the April 3 attack on staff by two inmates identified as southern Hispanics. The lockdown was amended the following day to include only the southern Hispanic prison population to determine if the attack was coordinated.
Today, CDCR lifted the statewide lockdown, returning all inmates to normal programming after investigators’ initial determination that the attack was isolated to CCI and not impacting other state prisons. CCI in Tehachapi will remain on lockdown until further notice.CDCR investigators are continuing to investigate not only the cause of the April 3 attack, but are still conducting searches and interviews, gathering intelligence, and analyzing their findings.
See Previous Stories on CCI:
CDCR Announces Change in Statewide Lockdown Following Attack on Officers at California Correctional Institution (04/04/08)
CDCR Correctional Staff Attacked by Two Inmates at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi (04/03/08)