Friday, August 19, 2005

Calipatria State Prison

San Diego, California, U.S. - Prisoners, at the Calipatria State Prison, attacked guards and attempted to take control of a portion of the facility yesterday. The riot lasted less than an hour but left one inmate shot dead by a guard and dozens of others injured. 20 guards were also hurt. On the same day inmates at a Canadian federal prison in Renous, New Brunswick refused to return to their cells and started a number of fires in the prison yards. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and local firefighters helped to end the disturbance with teargas and fire hoses. Specific grievances of the inmates where not made public in either case.