(The melee was more like a riot)….Officials say the incident Friday was much bigger than originally reported.
Five inmates at the Calipatria State Prison were injured in the incident. No prison staff was injured. Officials say the incident that began at close to 6:24 Friday evening included 150 inmates, up from the approximately 60 originally reported. All the other information remains the same. Staff used pepper spray and foam tipped bullets to break up the riot in Facility C’s general population Level 4 yard. Only one of the injured inmates was hospitalized. Inmate movement has been reduced while officials investigate what is now being called a riot.