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August 17, 2000 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney of Del Norte County ruled Wednesday that the fatal shooting of an inmate by a guard during a Pelican Bay prison race riot was justifiable homicide. Prosecutor Robert J. Drossel said inmate Miguel Sanchez, convicted of first-degree murder in Los Angeles, was shot as he was stabbing a black prisoner with a long, prison-made knife.
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August 17, 2000 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney of Del Norte County ruled Wednesday that the fatal shooting of an inmate by a guard during a Pelican Bay prison race riot was justifiable homicide. Prosecutor Robert J. Drossel said inmate Miguel Sanchez, convicted of first-degree murder in Los Angeles, was shot as he was stabbing a black prisoner with a long, prison-made knife.
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February 24, 2000 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guards opened fire on warring inmates in an exercise yard at Pelican Bay State Prison on Wednesday, killing one prisoner and wounding 12 others before the racially tinged incident ended with the north coast facility in complete lock-down. State prison officials said 35 other prisoners at the 3,300-inmate Pelican Bay lockup were stabbed or otherwise injured in the fighting that erupted about 9:30 a.m. in the B yard, where some of the state's toughest convicts are housed.
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February 29, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
A joint legislative committee plans to examine why a deadly prison disturbance broke out last Wednesday at Pelican Bay State Prison and whether it could have been prevented. Prison officials say Latino inmates, armed with makeshift weapons, attacked black prisoners in an exercise yard, prompting officers to open fire on the group. A 23-year-old inmate from Los Angeles was shot to death and 15 other prisoners were wounded in the shooting at the North Coast lockup.
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February 29, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
A joint legislative committee plans to examine why a deadly prison disturbance broke out last Wednesday at Pelican Bay State Prison and whether it could have been prevented. Prison officials say Latino inmates, armed with makeshift weapons, attacked black prisoners in an exercise yard, prompting officers to open fire on the group. A 23-year-old inmate from Los Angeles was shot to death and 15 other prisoners were wounded in the shooting at the North Coast lockup.
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February 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two dozen prisoners and nine correctional officers suffered minor injuries at the remote Pelican Bay state prison when inmates refused to give up their eating utensils and the guards entered the cells and took them by force. Prison spokesman Al Deinus said the injuries occurred Thursday after separate incidents at breakfast and dinner.
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December 27, 1991 | Associated Press
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.
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September 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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February 25, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
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February 25, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
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February 24, 2000 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guards opened fire on warring inmates in an exercise yard at Pelican Bay State Prison on Wednesday, killing one prisoner and wounding 12 others before the racially tinged incident ended with the north coast facility in complete lock-down. State prison officials said 35 other prisoners at the 3,300-inmate Pelican Bay lockup were stabbed or otherwise injured in the fighting that erupted about 9:30 a.m. in the B yard, where some of the state's toughest convicts are housed.
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September 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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December 27, 1991 | Associated Press
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.
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February 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two dozen prisoners and nine correctional officers suffered minor injuries at the remote Pelican Bay state prison when inmates refused to give up their eating utensils and the guards entered the cells and took them by force. Prison spokesman Al Deinus said the injuries occurred Thursday after separate incidents at breakfast and dinner.
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