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Dormitory Burns in Prison Riot

August 10, 2009  | 

A dormitory burned down and 55 inmates were taken to hospitals after a riot touched off by fighting among Latino and African American prisoners shut down a 1,300-man unit of a Southern California prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Prisoners ripped pieces of metal from lockers, destroyed beds and broke off pipes to use as weapons. A fire broke out during the chaos, burning down one dormitory. Most of the unit's barracks sustained so much damage as to be uninhabitable.

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