Officer kills inmate during prison riot
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 — An inmate at the California Correction Center in Susanville was shot and killed by a correctional officer during a Sunday, Aug. 16 riot in one of the prison’s Level III medium-security dining halls.
Inmate Jonathan Velarde, 23, was pronounced dead at the prison’s medical unit. No staff members were injured during the disturbance.
According to a press release from the California Department of Corrections website, an estimated 45 inmates started fighting in dining halls about 5:45 p.m. Aug. 16.
For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.