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13 injured in quick prison melee

(Riot at Calipatria State Prison)….It was reported mid Tuesday morning.

It did not last long, but it was long enough to injure 13 inmates. Seven were hospitalized. None had life threatening injuries. Officials say about the riot involved about 290 inmates in a maximum-security yard. Response teams from the prison fired warning shots of pepper spray and foam tipped bullets. They stopped the violence within ten minutes. No prison employees were injured, though two suffered from the 108 degree heat. Prison officials are investigating the uprising. In the meantime, inmate movement at the facility is limited.