Crime

Visiting hours restored for parts of CMC after Sunday’s deadly riot

One inmate was killed Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in a prison riot at California Men’s Colony.
One inmate was killed Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in a prison riot at California Men’s Colony. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The California Men’s Colony has reinstated visiting hours for parts of the prison following a deadly riot on Sunday.

The minimum-custody West Facility has been returned to a regular schedule and visiting hours will be permitted for inmates in that part of the prison, according to Lt. Monica Ayon, a spokeswoman for CMC.

Visiting at the prison usually occurs on Saturday and Sunday.

In the East Facility, which is the medium-custody wing, inmates in Facility D also have been returned to a normal schedule and will be allowed to participate in visiting hours, Ayon said.

As of 1 p.m. Thursday, inmates in Facilities A, B and C in the East Facility were still on a modified program and wouldn’t be allowed to participate in visiting hours, Ayon said, but officials may re-evaluate that and could allow inmates from the B and C facilities to participate. She said they would decide by Friday afternoon.

The riot, which left one inmate dead, broke out Sunday morning in a yard of the East Facility. More than 160 inmates were involved in the riot.

The cause of the riot is still under investigation and no one has been charged, Ayon said.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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