03/09/2007

Calif. inmate in brawl fatally shot by guard

By Mark Martin
The San Francisco Chronicle


Overcrowded conditions in California have promted the creation of "emergency" sleeping areas, as shown above in Los Angeles county. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner, Pool)
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.

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.

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