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Santa Barbara County’s Main Jail on lock down

January 4, 2013 |  6:59 pm

Six inmates were left injured during what authorities say was a disturbance on the exercise yard at Santa Barbara County's Main Jail on Friday morning.

One inmate was taken to a local hospital, and five others were treated by medical staff, said Sheriff's Lt. Butch Arnoldi. The 11 a.m. disturbance was controlled in less than 15 minutes and has led to a  lock down of the facility, which is expected to continue through the weekend, authorities said.

Families scheduled to make visits this weekend should check to see if they will be admitted. The number to call is (805) 681-4260.

-Ruben Vives