Inmate dies after riot in rural California prison

The Associated Press July 17
COALINGA, Calif.—Corrections officials say a state prison in the Central Valley remains on lockdown after an inmate died of the injuries he suffered during a riot.

Officials say the inmate died Thursday afternoon shortly after a riot involving more than 75 inmates at the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.

Though the death of the inmate remains under investigation, officials say the incident appears to be gang-related. Several inmate-made weapons were also recovered at the scene.

An autopsy is planned to determine the exact cause of the inmate’s death.

His name has not been released.

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