SOLEDAD – Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred this morning involving approximately 90 inmates.
At 9:47 a.m. several inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Numerous inmate-made weapons were used in the riot.
Correctional peace officers used pepper spray and less-than-lethal force options.
Two inmates with slash wounds were taken to an outside hospital for treatment. There are also inmates being treated at the prison’s on-site medical unit.
No staff were injured in the disturbance.
Inmate movement and programming is limited to facilitate the investigation.
SVSP is a maximum-security prison housing approximately 3,700 general population inmates.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 27, 2015
CONTACT: E. MAZARIEGOS