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Dozens involved in California prison riot; 3 inmates hurt

About 41 inmates were involved in Thursday's battle in a recreation yard at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, state corrections officials said.

COALINGA, Calif. — A riot involving dozens of inmates at a Central California prison has ended with three injuries.

State corrections officials say about 41 inmates were involved in Thursday's battle in a recreation yard at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga. The fighting began when three inmates attacked one prisoner and the brawling escalated.

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When chemical agents failed to end the fighting, guards fired rifle warning shots to end it.

Three inmates had puncture wounds and are in fair condition at hospitals.

Two inmate-made weapons were found.

Authorities say no guards were injured.

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