California IN BRIEF : SAN QUENTIN : Knife Fight Leads to Inmate Lock-Down

From Times staff and Wire reports

A knife fight blamed on racial tension led to the fourth inmate lock-down this month at San Quentin prison, a spokesman said. About 2,000 inmates were restricted to their cells on Thursday, and the institution was searched for homemade weapons. Inmate visits were restricted indefinitely to attorney visits and planned conjugal visits. A dozen inmates were slightly hurt in the exercise yard melee. Four inmates were stabbed, and guards confiscated 13 crude knives.

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