Inmates brawl at Riverside County prison

NORCO - Authorities say about eight inmates had minor injuries after a brawl at a state prison in Riverside County that was quickly put down.

Lt. Brian Davis of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco says a small fight in the chow line Tuesday morning led to a much larger one in a TV and gaming area in the afternoon.

Davis says guards used pepper spray to stop the brawl in about eight minutes.

He said seven or eight inmates had cuts and bruises, but no one was seriously hurt or taken to a hospital.

No staff members were injured.

The prison about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles currently houses about 4,200 inmates, most of them low-level offenders.

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