BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A two-hour brawl involving 120 prisoners at a San Joaquin Valley jail left four inmates with injuries that required hospital treatment.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says the incident at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility north of Bakersfield began around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Volunteers Spread Out Across Bay Area for Annual Coastal Cleanup
According to a statement, several inmates became disruptive and refused to comply with the night’s lockdown and inmate count procedure.
Fighting broke out and spread before being quelled by special sheriff’s units assisted by Bakersfield police and California Highway Patrol officers.READ MORE: San Francisco Celebrates Rise of Lowrider Community With Car Show and Cruise
The violence left housing units damaged and inmates were placed elsewhere in the large facility so that repairs could be made.
The jail remains on lockdown and visits are suspended.
Lerdo is the county’s largest lockup, with a capacity of 1,230 inmates.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Schools, Public Health Dept. Partner to Provide Campus COVID Vaccinations
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