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Manufactured weapons used in large fight at state prison

September 30, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials say weapons manufactured by inmates were used in a “large scale incident” that injured several inmates.

Vicky Waters with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation tells the Fresno Bee that inmates at two of Avenal State Prison’s general population facilities took part in a large disturbance on Saturday morning.

She says officers used less than lethal force to break up the fight.

She says the inmates involved in the incident suffered numerous injuries, and added that some of the injuries were caused by inmate-manufactured weapons.

Three of the inmates involved were flown by a helicopter to local hospitals for their injuries.

Avenal State Prison is located 68 miles (109 kilometers) south of Fresno.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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