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Inmates Killed in 'Incident' at South Caroling Prison

Inmates Killed in 'Incident' at South Caroling Prison

Seven inmates were killed and 17 others injured after fights broke out late Sunday inside a notorious maximum-security prison in SC, officials said Monday.

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.

He said no officers were wounded.

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

The department said all prison guards and law enforcement authorities who responded were "safe and accounted for".

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

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

In 2015, two officers were stabbed in a fight.

They say the incident resulted in 17 inmates requiring outside medical attention and seven inmates were killed.


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