Rioting Erupts in California Prison

Monday, August 10, 2009

Inmates staged a violent riot at a California state men's prison in Chino, near Los Angeles Saturday night. By the end of the 11-hour incident a dormitory was burned to the ground, 250 prisoners were injured and 55 were hospitalized. Racial tensions between black and Latino inmates appeared to have played a role in the incident and California prisons are now on lock down across the state. Solomon Moore is covering the story for The New York Times.

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