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Two hospitalized after inmates brawl at Castaic detention center

August 22, 2010 |  8:33 pm

Two groups of  inmates at the Los Angeles County jail squared off Sunday afternoon in an attack involving 200 men that sent two inmates to the hospital.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Michael Parker told the Associated Press that a group of inmates attacked another in what appeared to be a coordinated fight at Pitchess jail in Castaic, 50 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The fracas was quickly quelled, he said.

Some inmates sustained minor injuries, authorities said, mainly from breaking windows in an effort to fashion weapons for the fight.

-- Julie Cart