Ten inmates were injured in a riot yesterday in a private prison in central Arizona, reports the Associated Press. Eloy police say the disturbance occurred during the lunch hour at the Red Rock Correctional Facility and involved an estimated 110 inmates. They say the riot was in an area of the prison that houses only California inmates. Staff used pepper spray and ended it within 10 minutes.
The 1,596-bed facility now is in lockdown. Red Rock Correctional Center is owned by Corrrections Corporation of America and houses male inmates for California, Hawaii, and the U.S. Marshals Service.