Inmates Killed, 17 More Injured, in South Carolina Prison Violence

Inmates Killed, 17 More Injured, in South Carolina Prison Violence

Inmates Killed, 17 More Injured, in South Carolina Prison Violence

The South Carolina Department of Corrections said they secured the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville just before 3 a.m. following an incident involving "multiple inmate on inmate altercations" across three housing units.

Several emergency crews responded to the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville where seven inmates were killed.

Taillon said no officers were wounded after multiple inmate fights broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

State officials have pledged for years to make South Carolina's prisons, particularly Lee Correctional Institution, safer after a series of deadly fights.




Emergency services from neighboring SC counties responded to the incident.

There wasn't any more information immediately available on the incident.

Few details were offered about what had actually happened inside the facility, which is maximum security and houses around 1,600 inmates, according to Department of Corrections records. An inmate was killed during a fight in July 2017, another was stabbed to death in November, and a third was killed in February.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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