In one of the most violent inmate outbreaks in Centinela State Prison's history, 11 correctional officers were assaulted Wednesday, including five who were stabbed.
Prison Public Information Officer Deavonne Long said none of the correctional officers was seriously injured in the assaults, which occurred over more than an hour starting shortly after 3 p.m.
Those officers who did require hospital care were taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley by prison staffers. By 10 p.m. all had been released.
The assault took place in two housing units in the prison's Level 4 detention area. Each housing unit has about 200 inmates. About six inmates were involved in the assaults.