December 27, 1991 |
Latino inmates in medium-security housing unit at San Quentin state prison remained under a lock-down Thursday after a fight between rival gangs, officials said. Prison spokesman Vernell Crittedon said about six inmates were injured during a clash Christmas Eve morning. "The reason the assault was initiated was a north-south conflict" between 12 inmates of a Southern California Latino gang and 16 inmates who are members of a Northern California Latino gang, Crittedon said.
September 2, 1999 |
A lock-down was in force Wednesday at Pelican Bay State Prison after a riot involving 200 of California's toughest inmates. A female guard at the maximum-security prison 290 miles north of San Francisco suffered a fractured cheekbone and needed surgery, said prison spokesman Lt. Ben Grundy. Three inmates were also hurt in Tuesday's rioting, in which guards fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The inmate who attacked the guard has been placed in isolation.
February 25, 2000 |
Fearing outbreaks of similar racial conflicts in other prisons, authorities put California's 33 adult prisons on security alert in the wake of the bloody Pelican Bay melee that ended with guards shooting prisoners to quell the disturbance, officials said Thursday.