6 injured in Donovan prison riot

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Six people were injured after a riot broke out at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa Friday night.

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SAN DIEGO — Six people were in the hospital Saturday after being injured in a prison riot Friday night, according to a Cal Fire spokesman.

The riot took place at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa, Capt. Thomas Shoots said.

“Approximately 100 inmates were in the yard at the time, but Cal Fire had adequate resources and the situation is stabilized,” he said.

All six patients were being evaluated. Two of the six were airlifted to receive treatment for serious injuries, Shoots said.

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