Several injured in riot reported at a San Diego prison

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SAN DIEGO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – An investigation has begun into what sparked off a riot at San Diego’s Donovan State Prison Friday evening.

The incident was first reported at around 8:30 p.m. and was started by several inmates fighting on the yard, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Officers said that they were forced to use rounds of less than lethal force to calm the situation.

Four inmates were hurt and needed to be taken to the hospital for treatment. Injuries included puncture wounds, as well as cuts and bruises to the head, neck, and torso areas. However, no staff members were hurt.

riot involving nearly 50 inmates at the facility in February left 10 prisoners wounded, including one so severely that he had to be life-flighted from the prison.

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