CHINO, Calif. (AP) - A state prison guard suffered a bruise to
the head and a dislocated shoulder after trying to break up a fight
between inmates at a Southern California prison.
The male officer was slammed to the ground by one of the inmates
as he was trying to break up the fight at the California
Institution for Men about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Terry Thornton, spokeswoman for the state Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation, declined to give the names of the
guard or the prisoners involved. She said the guard was alert and
in good condition at an undisclosed hospital.
The fight occurred in an outdoor section of the reception area,
which serves as an intake center for processing parole violators
and new convicts. The prison houses more than 5,600 inmates and is
located in Chino, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.