He definitely had a high price.
Daily Mail – A huge riot broke out at a Northern California state prison on Wednesday after an infamous member of the ‘San Quentin 6’ was killed.
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Dana Simas said the slaying of Hugo Pinell, 71, triggered a riot that grew to involve about 70 inmates at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento.
‘He was definitely the target,’ Simas told the Associated Press.
Once Pinell was attacked in the California State Prison Sacramento exercise yard by his fellow inmate, ‘everyone else joined in,’ Simas said, including members of multiple prison gangs.
Simas did not release the name of the inmate who killed Pinell.
Correctional officers first tried using pepper spray to break up the fight, but when that didn’t work, they fired three warning shots.
Eleven inmates were taken to an outside hospital to be treated for stab wounds.
KTXL reported that Pinell was first sentenced to life with parole for rape with force in 1964.
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