Melee Breaks Out at Santa Clara County Jail (video)

Melee Breaks Out at Santa Clara County Jail (video)

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY — New cameras installed to monitor blind spots in the Santa Clara County Main Jail captured an incident in which more than 30 inmates attacked another in what appears to be a racially-motivated attack.

According to Sheriff Laurie Smith, medical staff were dispatched to treat injured inmates. As of 7:30 that night, the jail was released from lockdown, save for where the incident occurred.

With gang initiations and turf wars within a locked down facility, fights over turf are not all that uncommon.

An attack of more than 30 inmates on others shows how quickly tempers can flare and a tense situation can flare up within seconds.

The fight broke out in maximum security pod 4A. Deputies were eventually able to intervene and break up the fight with pepper spray.

Melee Breaks Out at Santa Clara County Jail (video) was last modified: March 4th, 2016 by admin
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