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23/02/2000 Riot in Pelican Bay state prison

A brawl involving roughly 200 prisoners erupted in the exercise yard of the maximum-security prison. In order to quell the riot, guards were forced to use lethal force. The fight between black and Hispanic inmates resulted in a death of 1 prisoner who was fatally shot and left 12 others wounded.


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