4 inmates hurt during California prison fight

jail bars_1531435255974.png.jpg
May 04 2021 05:30 pm

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four inmates were stabbed during a fight at a California prison involving about two dozen convicts, and one remains hospitalized.

Corrections officials say the inmates began fighting Monday evening at Salinas Valley State Prison, 130 miles southeast of San Francisco.

Guards used pepper spray and non-lethal projectiles to stop the fighting at the prison, which houses about 3,200 inmates. They found five home-made weapons.

The wounded inmates were taken to outside hospitals. Three have since returned to the prison. The fourth inmate remains hospitalized in fair condition.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com