- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Five inmates were taken to hospitals following a riot at a maximum-security section of a prison in northeastern California.

State corrections officials say about 65 inmates were involved in the riot Friday morning at High Desert State Prison near Susanville.

Numerous inmates sustained slash or puncture wounds that were treated at the prison. Officials say the five hospitalized inmates are in stable condition and will be returned to the institution. No prison staff members were injured in the riot that lasted up to 10 minutes.

Guards fired warning shots and non-lethal rounds to break up the riot.

Last year, the state inspector general found guards at the isolated prison have created a “culture of racism” and engaged in alarming use of force against inmates.


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