North County Correctional Facility: 2006 Race Riot

Posted by admin  /   September 21, 2013  /   Posted in Prisoner Defiance  /   Comments Off

The North County Correctional Facility is located about 50 miles outside of Los Angeles, California. In February of 2006, a riot occurred primarily between the Hispanic and African American inmates. Several Hispanic and white men were accused of running down and beating other prisoners. Some Mexican gang members carried out orders to drop pieces of furniture over railings several stories up, onto inmates passing beneath them. These actions are suspected to be in retaliation for a stabbing that had occurred several days earlier. An estimated 2,000 inmates participated in the riot and lasted for four hours. Over a hundred inmates were injured in the riot, and one was killed; eight inmates were charged with his murder, which was considered to be a gang-related hate-crime.