CDCR: Dozen inmates attack correctional officers at Delano prison

FILE -- Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, Calif., is seen in a 2013 photo. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Two correctional officers were attacked over the weekend by a dozen inmates at Delano’s Kern Valley State Prison, according to state prison officials.

The attack happened Saturday afternoon in a dayroom of a dorm at KVSP’s Minimum-Support Facility, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

One officer suffered broken vertebrae and will miss extended work time, the CDCR said. That officer also suffered bruising and swelling to his head and face, injuries to his hands and knees, a broken nose and a concussion.

The other officer suffered injuries to his knees, hand and face.

Both officers were released from the hospital Saturday night.

Some inmates were treated for bruises and small cuts.

The CDCR didn’t say what sparked the attack, but staff had to use force and pepper spray to stop the inmates from punching and kicking the officers.

The responsible inmates will be segregated, the CDCR said, and inmate movement will be restricted while the attack is investigated.

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