Friday, 20 April, 2018

7 inmates dead, many injured in South Carolina prison fighting

7 inmates dead, 17 hurt in South Carolina prison fight 7 Inmates Killed in 'Incident' at South Caroling Prison
Patty Aguilar | 16 April, 2018, 15:24

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.

The "mass casualty incident" at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, erupted around 7:15 p.m. and didn't end until 2:55 Monday morning, the South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a statement.

No officers were injured, said Jeffrey Taillon, communications director for the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

The maximum-security facility houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina's most violent and longest-serving offenders.

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After the incident was brought under control, the officer was evaluated by medical personnel and released. Another 17 inmates were injured at Lee Correctional Facility in Bishopville. One inmate killed another in February this year. In October 2017, an inmate was stabbed to death and another was killed in a fight last June.

An hours-long prison brawl in SC has left seven inmates dead, reports WRDW.

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