CENTINELA STATE PRISON — A fight between 40 to 50 Hispanic and white inmates broke out here Friday afternoon, sending at least three to local hospitals.
Centinela public information officer Deavonne Long said 40 to 50 inmates were involved in the 2:15 p.m. incident, which occurred in the level four maximum security yard while inmates were involved in a recreational program.
"There were some injuries that required inmates to be transported to outside hospitals," she said, adding the cause of the melee was still under investigation. No names were available by presstime Saturday. "None of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening," she said.