[JURIST] Recent race riots [JURIST report] in the Los Angeles jail system [official website] have prompted authorities to begin transferring county prison inmates to the state corrections system. After several riots in various jail facilities left two inmates dead and many others injured, the latest fatality being Sunday at the Men's Central Jail [official website], 200 prisoners were transferred and another 400 are expected to be moved later this week. All seven Los Angeles County jails were placed on lockdown after the brawls, which means restricted movement and a loss of privileges for the county jail system's 18,425 inmates.
The riots erupted [JURIST report] earlier this month between black and Latino prisoners, with officials citing retaliation for the stabbing of a Latino man at a downtown jail as the possible catalyst. AP has more.