At Least 10 Wounded In Fights At Prison

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DELANO, Calif. (AP) - At least 10 inmates at a state prison in Central California have been taken to hospitals for treatment of stab wounds after several fights broke out at the prison's maximum-security yard.

State corrections officials say groups of inmates at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano began rioting a little before 10 a.m. Thursday.

Officers were able to quickly stop the fights using pepper spray, chemical agents and direct impact rounds.

Prison spokesman Lt. Jeff Smith told the Bakersfield Californian about 50 to 70 inmates were on each side of the yard when the fights broke out.

It was not immediately clear how many inmates participated in the riot, what prompted it or how severe the injuries were.

Smith told the Californian guards fired sponge rounds to stop the fighting.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 198308741