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5 inmates hurt in Victorville prison fights

Prison officials say a disturbance at the federal correctional institution in Victorville left five inmates injured.

January 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Several inmates were injured during a recent rash of fighting at the federal prison in Victorville. Officials said multiple brawls broke out Friday night in the medium security facility.

Guards were able to calm things down, but five inmates had to be taken to local hospitals.

No staff members were injured.

It's not clear what caused the fights. The prison was placed on lockdown pending an investigation.

The prison holds over 1,200 inmates. It is one of four facilities at the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.