No COs injured after inmates riot at San Diego prison

The department says multiple fights and attacks broke out at the same time


Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — California corrections officials say a riot broke out among nearly 50 inmates at a San Diego prison and that 10 were injured, one of them seriously.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the riot happened Friday morning in a medium-security yard at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

The department says multiple fights and attacks broke out at the same time.

 
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The department says COs used pepper spray to quell the fighting but did not use lethal force.

The seriously injured inmate suffered head injuries and was taken on a helicopter to a hospital.

No officers were seriously injured, though some were exposed to the pepper spray.

COs recovered inmate-made weapons in the prison yard. The reason for the riot is under investigation.

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