7 Injured in Folsom Prison Riot

Guards fired shots to quell 200-inmate uprising
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 28, 2010 7:24 AM CDT
A guard tower at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif. authorities say five inmates at Folsom State Prison have been shot by guards after a riot broke out last night.   (Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – Seven Folsom State Prison inmates are in the hospital after guards last night fired shots to quell rioting that broke out about 7pm, reports the AP. It's not clear what prompted the 200 inmates to riot, but the disturbance broke out in the main exercise yard and lasted 30 minutes. The prison made famous by Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" is on lockdown as officials investigate.

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