BELLIGERENT PRISONERS SEPARATED; SIX INMATES ATTACKED GUARDS, OFFICIALS SAY.Byline: Bhavna Mistry Mistry is a surname, and may refer to:
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Six inmates at the California California (kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W). State Prison-Los Angeles County in Lancaster Lancaster, city, England
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Solitary confinement. following two separate attacks on staffers, officials said.
The medium-security inmates, ranging in age from 22 to 30, are accused of attacking correctional officers shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday in a prison recreation yard.
``We occasionally have inmate-on-staff assaults,'' said prison spokeswoman Diane Gonzales. ``I wouldn't call it common but, unfortunately, it does happen.''
Within the next 10 days, the inmates will face a classification hearing to determine whether they will remain at the local facility or be transferred to another prison.
The first attack took place following an argument between a 26-year-old inmate INMATE. One who dwells in a part of another's house, the latter dwelling, at the same time, in the said house. Kitch. 45, b; Com. Dig. Justices of the Peace, B 85; 1 B. & Cr. 578; 8 E. C. L. R. 153; 2 Dowl. & Ry. 743; 8 B. & Cr. 71; 15 E. C. L. R. 154; 2 Man. & Ry. 227; 9 B. & Cr. and a guard, Gonzales said.
``The inmate and officer had a verbal issue,'' said Diane Gonzales. ``The officer turned to leave and the inmate made what appeared to be a lunge toward the officer.''
When that happened, officers ordered the approximately 400 inmates in the prison yard to lie on the ground.
The second incident came as guards searched the inmates in small groups prior to returning them to their cells - a standard procedure.
``As they called for the next five inmates, the group of five lunged at them,'' Gonzales said. ``They kind of got up together and rushed the officers, 10 to 20 officers who were standing in a line and systematically searching.''
A total of seven guards suffered minor injuries, the most serious a cut to the head, officials said. All were taken to High Desert Hospital where they were treated and released.
Gonzales said the six inmates were not injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. but were given a medical evaluation at the prison medical clinic as a precaution.
``There's nothing to pinpoint that this was a racial issue or that this was predetermined pre·de·ter·mine
v. pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing, pre·de·ter·mines
1. To determine, decide, or establish in advance: ,'' Gonzales said. ``An investigation is continuing. Right now the reason is undetermined.''