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Riots Lockdown L.A. Lockups

Feb 06, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Amidst race riots between blacks and Hispanics at two area jails last weekend, the majority of Los Angeles County’s jail system was locked down on Monday, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

One inmate was killed and more than 100 were injured in the riots.

Lt. Robert Craton, a watch commander at the North County Correctional Facility, said the intended effect of the lockdown is to reduce tension.  It is unclear how long it will stay in effect, the AP reports.

“We are making every attempt to get back to normal,” Craton said.

On Saturday, black and Hispanic inmates at North County were segregated after brawls ensued among roughly 2,000 inmates.  According to the AP, the inmates were still segregated this morning.

A second riot occurred Sunday, involving some 200 black and Hispanic North County inmates.  Deputy Alba Yates of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said that 100 people were wounded.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Spear told the AP a number of other L.A. jails in the 21,000-inmate system decided to go into lockdown as a precautionary measure.

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