Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Riot at Calipatria State Prison Injures 13 Inmates; Cause Under Investigation

CALIPATRIA - Thirteen inmates were injured during a riot involving 290 inmates at Calipatria State Prison today. The riot started at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Facility A’s general population Level IV yard, a maximum-security area.

Response teams from other areas of the prison converged on the scene quelling the violence in approximately ten minutes. Staff fired warning shots, rounds of pepper spray and foam-tipped rubber rounds. Following the riot, officers recovered several inmate-manufactured stabbing weapons from the immediate area.

Thirteen inmates were injured, seven of which were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Preliminary evaluation revealed the injuries were non-life threatening.

No employees sustained injuries during the riot, but two staff members were treated at an outside hospital for heat related illnesses due to the extreme outside temperature of 108°

Inmate movement is limited as prison officials investigate the cause of the riot.

Calipatria State Prison opened in 1992 and houses approximately 3,800 inmates, 1,700 of whom are serving life and 594 are serving life without the possibility of parole. There are 1,280 employees at the prison.

For immediate release   
May 27, 2014         

Contact: Lt. Everardo Silva
(760) 348-6002

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Inmate Walks Away from Julius Klein Conservation Camp

AZUSA, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Julius Klein Conservation Camp, located near the community of Azusa, in Los Angeles County. 

Inmate Kevin M. Shann, 40, was last seen in his assigned dorm at approximately 10:25 p.m. during a routine security check. Camp staff searched the inmate dormitory area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after he was discovered missing at approximately 11:25 p.m. All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search for Shann.  Apprehension efforts are continuing. 
Inmate Kevin M. Shann is described as a white male (light complexion), 6’3”, 197 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  Inmate Shann was committed to CDCR with a four year sentence, for 1st degree Burglary.  He was scheduled to be released on August 07, 2016. 
Anyone knowing the location of inmate Kevin M. Shann or having other relevant information is asked to contact the Julius Klein Conservation Camp Commander at (626) 910-1213, or the Sierra Conservation Center Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.


May 26, 2014                               

Contact:  Lt. Morua
(626) 910-1213