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California probes why guards fired seven rounds in prison riot
Source: CNN

California officials are investigating why correctional officers fired seven lethal rounds to quell a prison riot in Sacramento this week in which one inmate was shot in the leg, authorities said.

No inmates were critically injured in the riot involving more than 150 prisoners, authorities said.

Correctional officers also used pepper spray and rubber projectiles at the California State Prison in Sacramento, a 2,800-inmate institution that houses maximum-security inmates with long sentence and those who have proved to be management problems at other prisons, state prison officials said.

More than 150 inmates were involved in a riot in the prison's maximum-security yard Wednesday afternoon, said officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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