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September 8, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho wants the honor of becoming the largest milk producer in Los Angeles County. Now the third-largest dairy in the county, the jail's facility could become the biggest if county supervisors approve a $2.5-million proposal to more than double the existing herd of 420 Holsteins and purchase new equipment.
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June 16, 1994
Fifteen inmates were injured in a fight Tuesday night when as many as 800 prisoners at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho battled each other using crude weapons for about 15 minutes before guards were able to restore order, authorities said. The fighting began about 7:45 p.m. in a minimum security compound at the jail when prisoners began arguing about the theft of money from an inmate, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Gabe Ramirez.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 20 inmates involved in a series of brawls at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho earlier this week have been transferred to different parts of the jail, authorities said Thursday. The fights, which broke out in three dormitories at the Honor Rancho's maximum security East Facility on Tuesday, led to 21 injuries as African-American and Latino prisoners fought each other with telephone receivers and broken broomsticks, said Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Rich Erickson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 20 inmates involved in a series of brawls at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho earlier this week have been transferred to different parts of the jail, authorities said Thursday. The fights, which broke out in three dormitories at the Honor Rancho's maximum security East Facility on Tuesday, led to 21 injuries as African-American and Latino prisoners fought each other with telephone receivers and broken broomsticks, said Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Rich Erickson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990
About 40 inmates battled with mop and broom handles at the jail in Saugus, slightly injuring 15, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday. The disturbance broke out Monday night in a barracks at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho, Deputy Pat Hunter said. Deputies restored order in 15 minutes, and no deputies were injured. Although the fight was between Latinos and blacks, a sheriff's spokesman said that racial tensions were not believed to have been a cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
Three black inmates were injured Wednesday in a brawl between blacks and Latinos at a jail in Castaic, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Two inmates, who suffered puncture injuries to their abdomens, were taken to San Fernando Community Hospital, Deputy Angie McLaughlin said. A third inmate was treated for a cut wrist at the jail's clinic. None of the injuries were serious and the inmates were returned to the jail, McLaughlin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An argument over use of a telephone sparked a race-related brawl early Sunday that left 35 inmates injured at a Los Angeles County jail in Castaic, sheriff's deputies said. The incident at the maximum-security north wing of Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho is the fourth racial melee at the prison this summer. It began at 12:30 a.m. and was quelled about an hour later by deputies in riot gear, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rich Erickson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The continuing saga of inmate tension at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic has resulted in yet another dormitory brawl, this one ending with numerous injuries to inmates and the hospitalization of 10 people, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies reported Friday. The fight broke out about 11 p.m. Thursday in a maximum security dorm in the jail's North Facility, Deputy Gabe Ramirez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual boot-camp-style jail program that has helped a majority of graduates find jobs after their release is threatened by budget cuts planned by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Directors of the 6-month-old program said they hope the County Board of Supervisors will provide the approximately $3.5 million needed to save it from the budget ax when special temporary funding runs out in September.
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March 28, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 10:30 a.m. and Sherry Mahoney is in a hurry. She's hustling her six children out of the car and onto the asphalt parking lot, one hand busily brushing 6-year-old daughter Lina's hair. She simultaneously stuffs barrettes in her pockets for wayward ponytails, all the while barking commands at the other five children. "OK you guys, let's go," she says, now satisfied that the children--all dressed in white--look their best for their weekly visit with their father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The continuing saga of inmate tension at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic has resulted in yet another dormitory brawl, this one ending with numerous injuries to inmates and the hospitalization of 10 people, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies reported Friday. The fight broke out about 11 p.m. Thursday in a maximum security dorm in the jail's North Facility, Deputy Gabe Ramirez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 10:30 a.m. and Sherry Mahoney is in a hurry. She's hustling her six children out of the car and onto the asphalt parking lot, one hand busily brushing 6-year-old daughter Lina's hair. She simultaneously stuffs barrettes in her pockets for wayward ponytails, all the while barking commands at the other five children. "OK you guys, let's go," she says, now satisfied that the children--all dressed in white--look their best for their weekly visit with their father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
Three black inmates were injured Wednesday in a brawl between blacks and Latinos at a jail in Castaic, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Two inmates, who suffered puncture injuries to their abdomens, were taken to San Fernando Community Hospital, Deputy Angie McLaughlin said. A third inmate was treated for a cut wrist at the jail's clinic. None of the injuries were serious and the inmates were returned to the jail, McLaughlin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho wants the honor of becoming the largest milk producer in Los Angeles County. Now the third-largest dairy in the county, the jail's facility could become the biggest if county supervisors approve a $2.5-million proposal to more than double the existing herd of 420 Holsteins and purchase new equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An argument over use of a telephone sparked a race-related brawl early Sunday that left 35 inmates injured at a Los Angeles County jail in Castaic, sheriff's deputies said. The incident at the maximum-security north wing of Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho is the fourth racial melee at the prison this summer. It began at 12:30 a.m. and was quelled about an hour later by deputies in riot gear, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rich Erickson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual boot-camp-style jail program that has helped a majority of graduates find jobs after their release is threatened by budget cuts planned by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Directors of the 6-month-old program said they hope the County Board of Supervisors will provide the approximately $3.5 million needed to save it from the budget ax when special temporary funding runs out in September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A black former inmate of a Saugus jail filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department contending that he was beaten by deputies who are members of a white supremacist group known as the Wayside Whities. Clydell Crawford said he was beaten and his leg was broken on Dec. 2 while he was an inmate at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A black former inmate of a Saugus jail filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department contending that he was beaten by deputies who are members of a white supremacist group known as the Wayside Whities. Clydell Crawford said he was beaten and his leg was broken on Dec. 2 while he was an inmate at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho.
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