7 inmates killed, 17 others injured in SC prison brawl

16 April, 2018, 15:20 | Author: Wade Massey
  • 7 inmates killed, 17 others injured in SC prison brawl

A SC prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison. They say the incident began around 7:15 pm Sunday and involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units.

SC state police have been called to an "ongoing situation" at one of the state's most risky prisons.

The department said the riot erupted yesterday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina and was brought under control at 2.55am local time today.

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Some local media outlets reported the local coroner had been called to the scene.

Lee Correctional Institution is a Level 3 facility - meaning it's high security and holds violent offenders who are serving long sentences, as well as those with behavioral problems, the Department of Corrections says.

An hours-long prison brawl in SC has left seven inmates dead, reports WRDW. One inmate killed another during a fight in February.

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