7 inmates killed in SC prison violence


At least seven people were killed after fights broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville S.C. late Sunday

The conflicts started all around 7:15 p.m.in a few home units at Lee Correctional Institution, which houses some of the country's barbarous and longest-serving offenders.

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In 1993, nine inmates and a corrections officer were killed in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

At least seven inmates were killed and 17 injured when a prison melee broke out at a SC prison, officials said.

Camera IconAmbulances outside Lee Correctional Institution in SC, where eight hours of fighting left seven inmates dead and 17 injured.Picture: Supplied, Lee County Fire Dept. Some local media reported the local coroner had been called.

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"If everybody has an uprising, you are always going to be understaffed", Logan said. Four inmates were killed by a pair of prisoners in the state's Kirkland Correctional Institution previous year.

South Carolina Department of Corrections did not immediately return a request for comment Monday morning.

Image: Some inmates had to be taken out of the facility for medical treatment.

Two officers were stabbed in a 2015 fight by two inmates that left one of them dead.

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