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3 FIGHTS BREAK OUT AT SAUGUS JAIL.



Byline: Daily News Staff and Wire Services

Three brawls involving dozens of prisoners from rival gangs erupted at two different jails at the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center A detention center or a detention centre is any location used for detention. Specifically, it can mean:
  • A prison
  • A structure for immigration detention
  • An internment camp or concentration camp
, one of the fights resulting in seven injuries, Sheriff's Department officials said Thursday.

About 50 inmates clashed briefly Wednesday night at the East Facility at the Saugus jail complex Wednesday evening, but no injuries were reported, said Deputy Carrie Stuart.

The melee occurred in a dormitory shortly after 11 p.m. and lasted less than three minutes "Three Minutes" is the 46th episode of Lost. It is the twenty-second episode of the second season. The episode was directed by Stephen Williams, and written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It first aired on May 17, 2006 on ABC. , Stuart said.

The inmates, who fought with hands and feet, ended the brawl when deputies ordered them to stop, she said.

Earlier on Wednesday seven men suffered minor injuries in two clashes in the high-security North County Correctional Facility North County Correctional Facility (NCCF) is a Los Angeles County Jail, run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, it is one of four jails located within the Pitchess Detention Center (named after former  area of the sprawling Pitchess complex. No weapons were used in either clash, Deputy Kim Unland said.

The first disturbance broke out about 3:40 p.m. and involved about two dozen inmates, four of whom were hurt, Unland said, adding that it lasted only a few minutes.

About 6 p.m., a brief fight among 15 to 20 inmates left three men injured, she said. An investigation is under way to determine what sparked the clashes.

On Monday, a racially charged jailhouse melee left 27 inmates hurt, seven of them stabbed, before deputies tossed an anti-riot grenade grenade (grĭnād`), small bomb filled with explosives, gas, or chemicals and either thrown by hand or shot from a modified rifle or a grenade launcher. Grenades were in use as early as the 15th cent.  to quell the disturbance at the NCCF NCCF National Childhood Cancer Foundation
NCCF National Center for Children and Families (Washington, DC and Columbia University)
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 high-security unit.

No sheriff's deputies were injured. That fight involved 60 to 70 inmates. The medium- and maximum-security complex 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. The sprawling, multi-centered megacity is such that its downtown core is often considered just another district like Hollywood or  has been plagued for years by tension between African-American and Latino inmates. It houses about 8,000 convicts.
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Date:Aug 16, 1996
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