SEELEY — A riot involving around 373 Centinela State Prison inmates left 12 inmates wounded, two with puncture wounds and one with a head injury.
A correctional officer also received minor injuries. He was treated for pepper spray inhalation.
The entire prison remained under a modified program this morning, a form of lockdown that does allow some inmates to continue with their work details.
The riot broke out at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the recreational yard of one of the modules. The fighting was between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white populations. Smaller fights broke out in the general population building, gymnasium and satellite kitchen, said Centinela Public Information Officer Deavonne Long.