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August 10, 2009

A Little Fire in California


What prison riot?

5,900 men but designed for 3,000. 1,300 inmates involved. Statewide lock-down. And this was the only newswire image I could find.

News video 1, 2 (sorry for branding/secondary source on #2).

(image: AP via

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