This continuing story has been in the local news since the first riot broke out on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES – All seven Los Angeles County jails were on lockdown Thursday after another brawl broke out between Hispanic and black inmates, continuing a week of rioting that has injured scores of inmates and killed one.
Five racially motivated fights broke out Wednesday, the largest involving about 300 inmates in a dorm at the medium-security North Facility of Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, said sheriff’s Sgt. Don Manumaleuna.
“Deputies were able to regain control of the facility, and at this time they’re investigating the cause of the disturbance,” he said.
A total of 19 inmates were injured in the fighting Wednesday, one critically, said sheriff’s Deputy Bill Spear. [full story]