Prisoners Brawl at Juvenile Facility

Ari B. Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2009

Authorities used pepper spray to help end a racially charged fight among two dozen juvenile prisoners at Camp Kilpatrick in Malibu over the weekend, officials said.

The brawl began with name-calling between an African American and a Latino in the camp’s dormitory at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles County Chief Probation Officer Robert Taylor.

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“We’ll be looking into the causes of this and having a larger discussion of how we’re housing minors,” Taylor said.

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