Fight at California prison injures 8 inmates |

Fight at California prison injures 8 inmates

Associated Press

FOLSOM – Eight California inmates have been injured after a fight erupted in a dining hall at Folsom State Prison.

Lt. Anthony Gentile (jen-TILL-ee) with the state corrections department described most of the injuries as bumps and bruises. None was life-threatening, although the inmates were sent to area hospitals.

About 120 prisoners began fist-fighting and hitting each other with food trays about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Gentile said guards used pepper spray to end the brawl within 15 minutes.

Inmates were locked in their cells as officials investigate what started the fight. The medium-security prison about 20 miles east of Sacramento holds about 4,000 inmates.

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