1 inmate dead, 16 injured in Delano prison riot

Mar 23, 2009 Full story: Amador Ledger-Dispatch 81

A 23-year old inmate at Kern Valley State Prison died from several stab wounds sustained during a Wednesday riot involving 38 inmates on the prison's maximum security facility.

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Aurora Rodriguez

Victorville, CA

#1 Apr 16, 2009
the rezon for this is to ask for your help because my brother was one of the guys thath was injured but he was comming from class when every thing happend but the state prison stills has him in the hol i realy need your help because my brother is verry ill he when unther surgery on 4-7-09 and i know that he need to be in a more conftable place as he recovers from his wonds please a beg that you or some one that reads this can help me my address is 13161 Cypress ave Victoville CA 92395 ple wright to me thank you
Luz Martinez

United States

#3 Jul 29, 2009
My Brother was stabbed multiple times on fathers day! Only if the cos that where there would have done there job!! Why are they apologizing when they should have done there job!! This was a setup!! My brother was all alone!! So I know how you feel helpless!! Isu needs to investigate but I'm sure they wld cover there tracks some how but my brother is not a RAT!! So he wnt say what happen unfortunatelly this happen at Corcoran Maximum S Ya Right!!
nor_cal

United States

#4 Jul 30, 2009
another scrap bites the dust....
unkown

United States

#6 Aug 4, 2009
the staff can only do so much. understand that they are working understaff. those inmates are thier for a reason because they couldnt respect the laws in the community.
kaydid

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Aug 6, 2009
they need to get a program started like i seen on t.v. were the inmates train dogs for guys from the war i feel so bad when i here about then killing each other and i use to live right behind them i am glad i moved away
concerned wife

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#8 Aug 12, 2009
That prison has been open for more then 4yrs and they still can not get any programs up and running so that all the inmates can have something positive to look forward too upon there release date. A good training of some sort and a education while they are in there can really make a diffrence for the inmates that do want to stay out of trouble. If the warden or state would do something to rehabilitate these human beings that really just want to do there time and stay out of trouble then there energy maybe wouldn't be towards getting there hands full of innocent blood!!!!!!!!
FabioDoll

Bakersfield, CA

#9 Aug 13, 2009
im sorry for whatever happened to them but .. well their in prison .. what do u expect ..
plus their in there for one reason or another.. not for being good citizens..
JACKIE

AOL

#10 Aug 13, 2009
A study in July of this year by the non partisan
Pew Center on the states REVEALED THAT MORE THAN 1 IN 1OO ...(ONE IN ONE HUNDRED) AMERICAN ADULTS(PEOPLE) ARE IN JAIL OR PRISON.

This is unbelievable!!!
chivis

Bell, CA

#11 Aug 14, 2009
not because their in prison means that they have to get tortured nor abused. True, they commited a crime &confiment in there punishment.CO's abuse power of athority,they feel they dont have to respect criminals (wrong) if you want respect give respect.the trueth always comes out to the light and this dirty officers will get caught. CO's are human too they have their own issues ever wonder why they have a high divorce rate.they arent the most intellegent humans cause they countinue to make the same mistakes. we all know there is hush hush within themselfs to make it to the next level. but i also give my respect for those hard and honest working CO's. its not an easy job having your life on the line everyday wondering if they will make it home. """"i don't believe god punishes, but we punish ourselfs.""" "
brisa Gonzalez

Long Beach, CA

#12 Aug 22, 2009
Yes the inmates are there but some are innocent and in the end i believe that that bullshit because i think for this case it was planned it was a setup.Com mon sense were not stupid the law sticks together to stick them! Most of the CO's are dirty. If an imate gets injured for any reason they will contact you right??
GINA

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Aug 22, 2009
Hello Jackie that is very inmoral that our justice system has stooped so low, and the real taxpayers have to pay for it, and probably more than half of the hundred people in prison should not even be there, a waste of money instead of putting the money to use in our school systems and educating our children better we are putting the money in the prisons were some people should not even be....em
JACKIE

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2009
"CURRENTLY, the state of CALIFORNIA INCARCERATES ONE of every EIGHT prisoners in the United States.

It is estimated that CALIFORNIA WILL EVENTUALLY NEED 30 TO 50 NEW PRISONS to accomodate the INFLUX
of prisoners dictated by MANDATORY SENTENCING, STIFFER ENFORCEMENT OF PAROLE VIOLATIONS, and THREE STRIKES LAWS."

SOURCE: CALIFORNIA'S OVERCROWDED PRISONS BY FRED DUNGAN

STRESS generated by packing PEOPLE as if they were SARDINES has resulted in SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR BY GUARDS and INMATES alike.
funnygirl

United States

#15 Aug 25, 2009
To F**ken bad for the poor inmates life is a B**ch!! Deal with what you have. You commit a crime now you have to pay!!! So don't drop the soap!!!Don't blame the system blame yourself!! Every single innocent person in prison is there because they have the wrong person!! SURE!!!
JACKIE

United States

#16 Aug 26, 2009
What happens INSIDE jails and prisons does NOT STAY inside jails and prisons.

IT COMES HOME WITH THE PRISONERS AFTER THEY ARE RELEASED AND WITH THE CORRECTION OFFICERS AT THE END OF EACH DAYS SHIFT.

When PEOPLE LIVE and WORK in facilities that are UNSAFE, UNHEALTHY,UNPRODUCTIVE,or INHUMANE, THEY CARRY THE EFFECTS HOME WITH THEM.

WE MUST create SAFE and PRODUCTIVE conditions of confinement....NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, but because it INFLUENCES the SAFETY, HEALTH, AND PROSPERITY OF US ALL.

PRISONS ARE ONE OF THE MOST CLOSED SEGMENTS OF OUR SOCIETY AND THE MOST UNCHECKED ARM OF GOVERNMENT.

WE MUST DEMAND KEEPING THE PRISON SYSTEM ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PUBLIC....TAXPAYERS PAY FOR IT!
Brisa Gonzalez

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Aug 28, 2009
Being in a cell is the worst feeling. After every inmate thereís a family that loves and cares for them. Its complicated living that life, because if u fall everyone else thatís next to you gets hurt and suffers with you. Gangs, drugs, it all falls under the same category and in the end it leads to worst scenarios, you are who you surround your self with if you are a weak person of being. Once you get in that game its hard to get out!Its like a one way ticket out!And its so hard to figure out! Like an addiction the streets are calling and you keep falliN! but if you really want a change of lifestyle then anything is possible. But its not easy people that are set free from the systema most of them go back to the same dilemma and itís a repetition a rutina. Itís like a wound it hurts in the beginning but when it heels you donít remember the pain that you had to go through. The people in jails, in gangs, drug-dealers, prostitutes, drug and alcohol addicts ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE! You have to remember that along their life there had to be a past a history and the environment they were raised in and cultured in. SO ITíS NOT THERE FAULT! So thereís no reason in seeing them as a lesser value because in the end were all the same! Itís never too late for a change if thereís a will thereís a way!!AND I STILL HAVE HOPE BECAUSE THERE IS STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT AREN'T SO NEGATIVE ABOUT LIFE REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH. SO BEFORE YOU TURN AROUND AND JUDGE MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN.
believe me aint no dropping the soap here u dumb little girl!
lainie

Placerville, CA

#18 Aug 28, 2009
concerned wife wrote:
That prison has been open for more then 4yrs and they still can not get any programs up and running so that all the inmates can have something positive to look forward too upon there release date. A good training of some sort and a education while they are in there can really make a diffrence for the inmates that do want to stay out of trouble. If the warden or state would do something to rehabilitate these human beings that really just want to do there time and stay out of trouble then there energy maybe wouldn't be towards getting there hands full of innocent blood!!!!!!!!
Oh I agree with you immensely!!!!! My boyfriend is at Kern/Delano and was just minding his own biz when the riot broke out...so of course he had to defend himself so now he is in the Hole, has a broken finger and a broken hand...still even hasn't had a cast put on yet!!! also, because of this that he did not start and didn't want to get involved he is also going to get more time tacked on to his sentance! Kern does NOT have any Vocational Training programs, nothing....therefore the inmates have nothing to look forward to so they get frustrated and fight.....there Medical is also horrible, my BF has had HORRIBLE back problems and needs PROPER outside medical attention/surgery and he cant even get that....they are setting him up for failure..when he does get out most likely he will be in a wheel chair with no vocational skills.....no wonder there are overcrowded prisons....because the released inmate ends up committing another crime when they are "out" (they have no skills)and then go back in prison......also, he doesn't even receive my letters on a timely basis (and others too)I had sent him a Q2 pkg and it took Kern/Delano staff to finally deliver it to him in 2+ months!!!! That is RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!! We all should try and do something about this......
lainie

Placerville, CA

#19 Aug 28, 2009
FabioDoll wrote:
im sorry for whatever happened to them but .. well their in prison .. what do u expect ..
plus their in there for one reason or another.. not for being good citizens..
Understandable, however why should the "non-violent" inmates have to be at a Level Four facility??? Because of overcrowding!!!Waste of taxpayers money and they should just parole them out early or have them under house arrest.......I am sure you haven't lived a pure and saintly life.........
JAN

Santa Clara, CA

#21 Oct 2, 2009
On july 3,2007 The father to my two little boys was found dead in his cell from un natural causes is this excusable that i can still not pick up his property until the investigation is over how many years this is cruelty injustice and where do i go from here iam depress i feel also asaulted my man was killed on his birthday in prison sentence to do his time and walk a free man when its served my joe and others had given a right to live in this world just like everyone here but inmates really dont have rights or their familys no justice for all
Kat

Irvine, CA

#22 Oct 9, 2009
My son was just sent to Delano on 10/9/09. Can anyone tell me anything about this prison. I would really appreciate it.
sassy1

United States

#23 Oct 10, 2009
He is going to get butt f**c*!!! Don't worry he will learn to like it!!

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