By Mark Martin
The San Francisco Chronicle
An inmate at a Kern County prison died Thursday after being shot earlier this week by guards trying to break up a fight, corrections authorities said.
Overcrowded conditions in California have promted the creation of "emergency" sleeping areas, as shown above in Los Angeles county. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner, Pool)
The inmate, Timothy Calnan, was shot Monday after he and another inmate attacked a third inmate in a maximum-security yard at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, officials said. Calnan died in a hospital.
Calif. inmate in brawl fatally shot by guard