Soledad riot sends 8 to the hospital

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Eight inmates were hospitalized Wednesday after a riot at a Northern California prison, corrections officials said.

Approximately 50 more inmates were being treated for minor injuries by the prison medical staff, officials said.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. when approximately 200 inmates began fighting in the recreation yard of the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, located south of San Jose, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a press release.

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