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Mar 12, 2014 12:46 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

7 injured after 200 brawl at California prison

CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) - Seven inmates were injured as violence broke out among some 200 inmates at a state prison in southwestern California.

A statement from Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County says the brawl broke out in a yard Tuesday.

Guards fired warning shots, pepper-spray rounds and rubber bullets, quelling the melee after about eight minutes.

Seven inmates were injured, none seriously. Six of them were taken to a hospital and returned to the prison. Most of the injuries were from the fighting, but one inmate needed stitches from a rubber bullet round.

Inmates are under lockdown while the cause is investigated. No staffers were injured.

Calipatria, a prison near the Salton Sea about 70 miles northeast of San Diego, houses about 3,800 men. Nearly half are serving life sentences.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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