Riot Breaks Out at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall

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Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall

A riot broke out at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The riot began at around 1:30 p.m., and it involved about 50 inmates. The inmates threw objects at staff members and damaged property, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

No staff members were injured, but one inmate was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The riot was brought under control by about 3:30 p.m., and the inmates were returned to their cells.

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The cause of the riot is under investigation.

Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall is a secure facility that houses male and female inmates between the ages of 12 and 18. The facility has a capacity of 1,000 inmates.

This is not the first time that a riot has broken out at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. In 2017, a riot involving about 100 inmates caused extensive damage to the facility.

The Sheriff’s Department said that it is working to prevent future riots at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.

Here are some other details about the riot:

  • The riot began in the recreation yard of the facility.
  • The inmates threw objects at staff members, including rocks, bottles, and food trays.
  • The inmates also damaged property, including windows, doors, and furniture.
  • The riot was brought under control by a combination of staff members and law enforcement officers.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about the riot to contact them.

The phone number for the Sheriff’s Department is (562) 940-2800.

The riot is a reminder of the challenges that law enforcement officers face in managing juvenile facilities.

It is also a reminder of the importance of providing adequate resources to these facilities so that they can prevent future riots.

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