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Riot at San Diego County Jail broken up with stun guns

May 6, 2010 |  5:14 pm

San Diego County sheriff's deputies on Thursday used stun guns to break up a brawl between 35 African American and Latino inmates at the George Bailey Detention Facility, the Sheriff's Department said.

Three inmates were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No deputies were hurt.

Deputies are investigating the brawl. Instigators may be transferred to another jail, officials said.

The Otay Mesa facility houses 1,450 inmates, most of them awaiting trial. The brawl broke out in an area where inmates with violent histories or charges are housed.

During the fighting, white inmates retreated to their cells, officials said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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