Large prison fight in Avenal sends 11 inmates to hospital

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Prison officials report that just after 9:00 a.m. two of the general population Facilities at Avenal State Prison had multiple inmates involved in a large scale incident.

Eleven inmates from Avenal state prison are in the hospital being treated for injuries that they sustained during a large fight inside of the prison.

Prison officials say the fight broke out around 9 a.m. on Saturday inside two of the general population facilities.

Three of the inmates who were injured had to be life-flighted to the hospital

The extent of their injuries is not yet known but many of the injuries are believed to possibly be from makeshift inmate-made weapons.

None of the prison's staff members were injured in the fight.

Stay with ABC 30 Action News as we continue to update this story.
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