SOLEDAD, Calif. —
A riot at a California prison Wednesday morning injured nearly 60 people and sent eight of them to the hospital, authorities said.
Around 200 inmates began fighting at a medium-custody recreation yard at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, about 140 miles southeast of San Francisco, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
Guards used rifle warning shots, tear gas and non-lethal weapons to quickly break up the fighting but only one group of inmates complied with orders to lie on the ground, the release said.
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