Nearly all of Centinela State Prison remained on lockdown status today in the wake of a violent inmate outbreak Wednesday that left 11 correctional officers injured, including five who were stabbed.
For the time being, all four main facilities, including the one maximum security facility where the incidents occurred, will remain on lockdown, said prison Public Information Officer Deavonne Long this morning.
The uninvolved areas will be reevaluated Monday to determine if the lockdown can be lifted, Long said.
The prison's non-violent offenders, housed in a unit outside the main security fence, are not on lockdown, Long said.
During the lockdown, prisoners remain mostly in their cells with all programs suspended, Long said.
Prisoners are still allowed to shower every 72 hours and can receive medical attention as required by law, Long said.
The loss of inmate labor has staff members, including program teachers, working together to prepare sack lunches for inmates, Long said.