SB County Jail On Lockdown After Fight Breaks Out In Exercise Yard

Santa Barbara, CA — There was a disturbance in the Main SBC Jail exercise yard last Friday.  At the time of the incident there were approximately 36 inmates in the exercise yard.  Custody Deputies immediately responded and quelled the incident. 

One inmate was transported to the hospital for a non-life threatening injury received during the disturbance, while five inmates were treated by jail medical staff for minor injuries.  No staff members were injured during this incident. 

Standard protocol in these types of incidents that involve several inmates includes an immediate lockdown of the jail.  The lockdown will be maintained while jail staff conducts an investigation into the cause of the incident.