SACRAMENTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A man made infamous for his role in the notorious 1971 San Quentin Six prison break attempt was killed Wednesday in a riot at a maximum-security prison.
Hugo Pinell, 71, was among the 11 inmates stabbed Wednesday in the prison yard when some 70 inmates began fighting in the general population yard at California State Prison-Sacramento. Correctional officers used pepper spray and fired at least two warning shots to end the fighting. No officers were injured.
California State Prison-Sacramento, located in Folsom, Calif., houses about 2,300 inmates. This was the fifth riot at the facility in the last four years.