Nine injured in latest riot at Los Angeles County jail
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES- The latest outbreak of racially charged rioting at a southern California jail sent eight inmates to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said. A ninth inmate was treated at the scene.
Dozens of inmates have been injured and one killed since clashes between Hispanic and black inmates began Feb. 4 at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) outside Los Angeles.
Small brawls followed throughout the week, including a Friday fight among 73 inmates that took an hour to quell.
The latest rioting took place despite a lockdown of all 19,000 inmates in the Los Angeles County jail system.
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